|artwork by Krista Hamrick|
It is so energizing and exciting to participate in #Write31days, an online writing challenge where writers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in the month of October. Within the #Write31days category ofInspiration & Faith, I chose to focus on the topic of the Name Above All Names every day for 31 days. You can view each of my daily posts at this landing page.
Krista Hamrick’s beautiful original art print, Name Above All Names Alphabet, has so inspired me. Each of the 26 individual Names she has identified are so special, as Krista has intricately painted, almost like stained glass windows, each one with its Scripture reference.
My heart has been drawn to do a word study for each of the names included in her art print. Krista and I felt led to publish our Name Above All Names Devotional: Focusing on 26 Alphabetical Names of Christ …available now on Amazon at this link.
I was inspired by the Hillsong anointed hymn, Healer, "I believe You're my Healer...Jesus, You're all I need, more than enough for me"...while studying Isaiah 61:1…
NASB: The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners.
Amplified: The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound,
God’s Word: The Spirit of the Almighty Lord is with me because the Lord has anointed me to deliver good news to humble people. He has sent me to heal those who are brokenhearted, to announce that captives will be set free and prisoners will be released.
Lord Jesus, how I praise the wonders of Your works! May I be found faithful in proclaiming through a heart of praise all that you are and have done in my life. You are so many things to me—You are everything! Thank you for the privilege of receiving a heart that is able to praise you every single day of my life. You are my Healer. I ask You to reveal this in my life today. Thank You for revealing Your wondrous attributes to us in Your Word. As I read it, continually open my eyes to who You really are so that my prayers will rest on the solid foundation of Your character. May my prayers have power because they are based on the truth about You. In Your mighty Name Above All Names—Healer, we pray, amen.
Look In—as you meditate on Isaiah 61:1 pray to see how you might apply it to your life. Be propelled to ask galvanizing questions about your discoveries: "Because God is_________, I will_____________."
Look Out—as you meditate on Isaiah 61:1 pray to see how you might apply it to your relationships with others. Let the nature of God impact on every relationship, for your good, and for His glory.
* If you liked this post you’ll love this book – Name Above All Names Devotional: Focusing on 26 Alphabetical Names of Christ