As Christians we serve and believe in God who created the heavens and the earth. We may pray to God. We sing praises about God. But what is God like?
There are many names used for God in the Bible and one of those is “El Shaddai”. In Genesis 17, God is known as “El Shaddai.” The name means “the God who suffices” or “the God of heaven.”
Think about the name “the God who suffices.” This means that God is sufficient. God is all we need.
God loves us. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son; that whosoever believeth in him will not perish but have everlasting life“ (John 3:16).
God provides for us. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want” (Psalms 23:1).
God provides direction for us. “He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake” (Psalms 23).
God helps us, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where does my help come” (Psalms 121).
God is all we need. Today, may we all know that God loves us, provides for us and guides us.
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life. 2 I will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to give you countless descendants.”