Lord – Is more than “just” a Word

Good Morning Special Creation of GOD — are you holding fast to the Truths He has given you — of who He says you are In Him? —  I so hope we all are!

Remember that “weeping may tarry through the night – but JOY comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 — so whatever you may be carrying or going through this day —  look up and ask the Lord Your God to restore the Joy of your Salvation. Psalm 51:12.

ADONAI – ADONAY – Lord:  That is with a capital “L” – small case “ord” – there is a difference in the Word of God — Lord = Adonai – Lord, Master, Owner.

First time seen in Genesis 15:2:  “And Abram said, “O Lord GOD (O Adonai Jehovah (Yaweh).  Abram recognized God as Lord.

Adon is a Hebrew word meaning “lord” – Adonai is the plural form of Adon and always refers to GOD as Lord or Master.  When Adonay and Yahweh appear together His Name is Sovereign Lord, or Lord God.

Remember the question:  what are we striving for?  Today is the day to ask ourselves: “Who am I following, Who am I listening to, Who am I fully committed to?

The Name of God:  Adonai – indicates “relationship”.

The question is:  When did I commit myself to trust in Adonai and have a relationship with the Living GOD and Jesus Christ His Son?

The Word BELIEVE is a Key Word in the Gospel of John:  A Key word meaning a word that is repeated and unlocks the meaning of the text.

Believe means more than an intellectual assent — meaning — “oh yeah – I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins” but then living — “doing what is right in our own eyes”.  I like to remember Believe with the 3 “C”‘s:

(You can find this definition in the Vines Dictionary — or you can also find in when you look up the word Believe if you are using the YouDiscoverTruth App.

  1.  Firm Conviction (persuasion) that I am a sinner and need a Savior.
  2. Total Commitment (surrender) to the Lordship (Adonai) of Jesus Christ.
  3. Conduct that proves or shows or manifests that persuasion or surrender.

Philippians 1:21:  “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain”.

Do I get up every morning and commit my day to Jesus to Live for HIM – or do I just get up and do my own thing without a thought of the GOD who loves me and saved me and upholds me with His “R” (righteous) Right Hand (Isaiah 41:10).

Because truly, if I am living the same way I did 10 years ago, 5 years ago, 1 year ago with no change in my inner being, I must ask myself – who am I serving in this life – that is like a vapor (James 4:14), and have I, did I, am I really BELIEVING in JESUS and is HE Lord of my life?

More tomorrow —  I am praying for ones, I know of, that are walking through “The valley of the shadow of death” – trials and tribulations at this time — know this:  You are not alone —  HE sees you and HE loves you, He is for you.

PRAYER:

Oh Lord GOD – I confess to you today — I need to just stop- read Your Word (intentionally not just casually) and think on and rest in the Truths about WHO You say You are. Teach me to evaluate truthfully, and examine in my own life who I am living for, and if I am of the faith. (2 Corinthians 13:5)

Thank You Lord – for Jesus, Beloved Savior and Lord, that He, Jesus, is the One Who died for me, was buried, was raised, and sits at the right hand of the Father – ever interceding for me!  And He promised the Holy Spirit to now live in me, leading and guiding me into all Truth.  (John 14-16).

Thank You for this day that You have made – I will rejoice in it and watch and see what You do — as I seek You with all my heart, and Trust You, and Live for You.

All praise, glory and honor to You, GOD.

Amen!

Have a Glorious Day!  May His Joy be your Strength today!

 

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