Hello, My Name is ... God | Genesis 28:3
Genesis 28:3 May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples.
As Isaac prayed for God to bless his son, he addressed God as “God Almighty,” or in Hebrew, El Shaddai. According to the Bible Knowledge Commentary, scholars suggest that “shaddai” means breast or mountain or both. Some words used for parts of the body were also used to describe geological formations. Understanding this word with its double meaning provides a powerful description of God.
First, God is able to supply for us abundantly. As a mother nourishes her child, so God richly supplies all we need. His “food” enables us to grow and stand strong. With him we are always spiritually satisfied. Second, God’s strength is like a majestic mountain. He is powerful, immovable, and unshakable.
So, if you are spiritually hungry today… if your world feels like it is coming apart…if you are running on empty…if your foundations are quaking underneath your feet…then call out his name—El Shaddai. His strength will meet your deepest need…not only for today, but for all eternity.
Dear El Shaddai, some reading this today desperately need to be encouraged. They are spiritually depleted and need nourished. Their lives have been shaken and they need to move to higher ground. O El Shaddai, give them your strength and show them your power. In Jesus’ name. Amen.