Do you know what your name means? As a child, I discovered that my name means "Crowned One." I'm still not sure what that means, but it sounds cool. When we named our children, we wanted their names to have a significant meaning to set a direction for their lives.
In the Old Testament, we learn a lot about God by how He is named. These names told what he had done or would do. This week, I will be exploring a few names of God from the Bible that give hope and confidence to us as believers.
 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless,  that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly."  Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him,  "Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.
The name that God gives to himself is El Shaddai or "God Almighty." God was explaining that his ability is unrivaled. He is the most powerful. Being an election year, we hear about the strength and weaknesses of candidates and political systems. Believers should play their part in the political system and leverage their influence for leading change that honors God. However, this is not our hope. A political party does not secure our hope, nor is it guaranteed by who sits behind the desk in the Oval Office. Our hope is in God Almighty. He is the one that strengthens and sustains. He is the one who opens and closes doors that no man can open or close. He has no rival or equal. He reigns. Today, entrust yourself to the care of the God who is almighty.
Lord, thank you that you have all strength and power. Thank you that there is nothing too difficult for you. Today, when I lack the ability, help me run to you, my supply, and my source of strength. Be honored in my life. Through Jesus I pray-Amen.
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