We seem to sing about “God Almighty” quite a bit.
Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty
Early in the morning we will sing
Holy, Holy, we bow down before Thee
All Your children love to sing Your name
You are all I need
You're my everything
But do we really understand what it means to worship an all-powerful God?
Like as in, He can do anything.
According to Ann Spangler, in her book Praying the Names of God, “When we pray to El Shadday, we invoke the name of the one for whom nothing is impossible.”
It’s a great thought, isn’t it? … To know that the one we worship is capable of doing all things.
So we pray for healing. We pray for peace. We pray for good things to come our way. We pray for our loved ones to find the Lord.
But then why are we often surprised when those prayers are granted?
Do we REALLY believe He has the power to do what He says He will do?
Or are we like Abraham’s wife Sarah, who laughed at the Almighty God when He promised her a son in her old age?
Do we laugh at God’s promises? Do we think they sound good in theory but doubt that He can carry them out?
Maybe His miracles look different today than they did back then, but He’s still the same God, and He’s still got the same power.
Can I get an “amen”?
Your Turn: Do you have trouble doubting that God is El Shadday? How has He revealed Himself as El Shadday in your life?
*Lyrics from Chris Tomlin’s song God Almighty
**Lyrics from David Crowder’s song God Almighty, None Compares
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