Sunday, May 10, 2009

His Holy Name {Challenge 10, Lord}

Challenge Word 10: Lord
God’s Attribute: God is Lord. Ann Spangler says “Adon is a Hebrew word that means ‘lord’ in the sense of an owner, master, or superior. It is frequently used as a term of respect and always refers to people. Adonay (a-do-NAI) is the plural form of ‘adon’ and always refers to God as Lord or Master.” LORD in all capital letters is translated from the Hebrew ‘Jehovah’. Lord in upper and lowercase letters refers to ‘Adonai’.

How does this affect my daily life? God is our Lord, and as our Lord we are to have a relationship with Him. He is our Master, and we are His servants. Today, that is not a popular statement. People want to rule their own lives and can’t imagine being a servant to anyone. His title of Lord demands our total obedience, and He has the right to rule over us and expect our obedience. Do you treat Him as Lord over your entire life or just over the things you want “help” with? If we fear what He controls, it will lead to bad decisions. Kay Arthur says “Our Lord—our Adonai—is our Jehovah, YHWH. As Jehovah He is to be obeyed. He is God; we are human. He is the Creator; we are the created. Therefore, every knee should bow.”

Do you ask Him to show you what His will is for you? Do you follow His will as He calls or do you question it for six months or so before following through? If we delay His call for our lives, it is not obedience but disobedience. In Exodus 4:10-12, we see Moses called Him Lord but he was not willing to obey immediately. When He calls us, He will enable us. He provides us everything we need to do whatever He calls us to do for Him. As our BSF teaching leader said “Serve with God-confidence not self-confidence.”

In choosing scripture for today’s attribute, it was a bit tough. My search on Biblegateway came up with 6,477 scriptures for Lord. Wow! I ended up finding Psalm 135 which is full of wonderful verses. I used Psalm 135: 1, 5, and 13 here on my page. Papers: Bazzill, Crate Paper, Basic Grey Porcelain
Alpha: Making Memories tiny alpha
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Hope, Provo Craft Circa 12 pt. and 18 pt., Just Rite dater
Stamp Ink: VersaFine vintage sepia, Tim Holtz Distress Ink old paper
Embellishments: hemp from Hobby Lobby, misc. ribbon, Basicy Grey buttons

Remember to use the Keyword HHN09 when posting in online galleries, and to chat about the challenge, join us in this thread here on Splitcoaststampers! I pray that you will seek His will for you and serve Him completely because He is our Lord and Master. Blessings, and I will see you for our next study on May 24th! In Him,

1 comment:

Danette said...

Hi Patter,
I just stumbled on info on your blog and His Holy Name information. I was so delighted to find it as my second year of BSF is winding down. My plan is to study the Psalms each morning and I pray the Lord will help me be faithful to do that. I too love to use the Internet in my study of the word and it is always delightful to find someone else who the Lord as led in a similar manner.
From a longtime scrapbooker and fairly new card maker in Spokane Washington

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