The View from My Window


???????????????????????????????Each day as I enter my office, I am blessed with a beautiful view of the mountains. Sometimes I see the Rocky Mountains in all their majesty. Sometimes they are hidden behind clouds or fog. At times they are rocky and jagged, while on some occasions they are covered in snow.


Regardless of how this mountain range appears to me, they have not changed. Even when I can’t see them, they are still there. Each day they may seem different, but in actuality, they are unchanged.


???????????????????????????????I can say the same about God.


Have you ever felt that God is distant or unseen? I know I have. But what I’ve come to realize is that I’ve managed to place myself in God’s position which makes it really hard to see God in those moments.


???????????????????????????????But here’s something really cool that I’ve come to realize about God. Remember all those Names of God I’ve talked about in the past? Perhaps we can consider these Names to be like the changing landscape of the mountains. One day I may need provision, so I pray to God my Provider. The next day I may find myself immersed in loneliness, so I pray to Immanuel, God with us. Or what about when I’m under attack, I can pray to God, the Shield who is about me to protect me.


You see, God’s beautiful Names are available to us when we need Him to show up in our lives. Take a look at this list to see which Name you are attracted to today.


Abba, Father (Galatians 4:6). Deliverer (Psalm 70:5). Father of Mercies (2 Corinthians 1:3). God of peace (Hebrews 13:20-21). Guide (Psalm 48:14). Keeper (Psalm 121:5). Light (Psalm 27:1). Refuge (Deuteronomy 33:27). Shield (Psalm 5:12). Strength (Exodus 15:2).


He is Almighty God (Genesis 17:1). Dwelling place (Psalm 90:1). Fountain of living waters (Jeremiah 2:13). God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3). The God who sees (Genesis 16:13). Husband (Jeremiah 31:31-32). Judge (Psalm 75:7). Lawgiver (Isaiah 33:22). The Lord who heals (Exodus 15:26). Portion (Psalm 119:57). Redeemer (Isaiah 54:8). Shade (Psalm 121:5). Strong tower (Proverbs 18:10).


He is the Ancient of days (Daniel 7:9). Everlasting God (Genesis 21:33). Father of lights (James 1:17). Fortress (Jeremiah 16:19). God of salvation (Habakkuk 3:17-18). Hiding place (Psalm 32:7). King (1 Samuel 12:12). Lord of righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6). Most upright (Isaiah 26:7). Potter (Isaiah 64:8). Rock (1 Samuel 2:2). Savior (Isaiah 45:21). Shepherd (Psalm 23:1). Song (Isaiah 12:2).[i]


Like my beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains, my big, wonderful God remains steadfast and faithful. Just as I look out my window and see the mountains each day, I am able to look into the window of my heart and view God’s goodness and majesty. What a mighty God I serve!


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



[i] The Names of God, George W. Knight, Barbour Publishing, 2009.

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