Good afternoon! I can't believe that this is the last week in the month of January 2017! Incredible how fast the first month of the year has gone. Today, I want to share with you on a personal study I am doing this year. I am memorizing the names of the Lord God in the bible and what they mean. It occurred to me that God reveals Himself through His names and I felt led to really dive into these meanings. The amount of knowledge and understanding in this new study is immeasurable. I pray as I share throughout the year what I am learning, you, too, will find not only wisdom but so much comfort in who God is in our lives!
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." ~Genesis 1:1-3
The very first name I want to share with you is Elohim. The reason behind this is because it is the first name God gives Himself in the bible. Genesis 1:1 in the above scriptures describes this name for God perfectly. God creates things out of nothing! This really resonated with me in the season I am in right now. There are things I am believing God for today that will need to be created out of nothing. Then I realized each one of us was uniquely designed out of nothing into a living human being! God has literally planned out every second of our days in this life here on earth when He created us out of dust. I don't know about you, but this truth just comforts me!
Today I realize more than ever that God brings order to chaos. He makes all things new. I am challenged to look upon Him as my creator the one who not only created all of the universe but created me with His own hands. This has touched my heart in such a way in this season that it enables me to surrender to the one who made me and allow Him to mold and make me just as He purposed for my life on earth.
My challenge this week is: join me as I memorize the names of God and allow Him to reveal Himself to you too. Then worship God for all of the things He created for us. Elohim, the all powerful creator, may we all worship Him for the stars in the sky, the oceans that are vast, the sun rises and the sunsets, and for the God who created every one of us! I pray that God will comfort you with this knowledge that He in fact has created every one of your days and for such a time as this! Be strong and trust in His name Elohim that He created it all and He will finish it all for our good!
I love you all so much. Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time. Also, I will be praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you may have. I would This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a Lively week!

Livin' Lively with Love,

Laine Lawson Craft