He’s More Than A Song

World_in_God__s_hand_by_Code_ScytheWe’ve all heard God referred to as “God Almighty” – there was even a popular movie with that exact name referring to Him (a movie I do not recommend by the way).  But when we hear “El-Shaddai” we may not as readily understand the meaning but they are exactly the same.  El-Shaddai is Hebrew meaning Almighty God.

You may have heard Amy Grant’s wonderful song entitled El-Shaddai (a song I do recommend by the way).  You might even be able to hum the tune.  But, very few of us know the words or paid much attention to the meaning of those lyrics.  Most of us would sing, “El-Shaddai, El-Shaddai la la la la la de dah.”

In light of today’s focus in the Navigator’s tool “30 Days of Praying the Names and Attributes of God” we’re going to think about the words to Ms. Grant’s song, the scriptures behind them, and what it means to your life and mine.

quoting from the Navigator tool:

God is El-Shaddai.

This name means “God Almighty,” the God who is all-sufficient and all-bountiful, the source of all blessings.

“Joseph is a fruitful bough, A fruitful bough by a spring; Its branches run over a wall. “The archers bitterly attacked him, And shot at him and harassed him; But his bow remained firm, And his arms were agile, From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel), From the God of your father who helps you, And by the Almighty who blesses you With blessings of heaven above, Blessings of the deep that lies beneath, Blessings of the breasts and of the womb. “The blessings of your father Have surpassed the blessings of my ancestors Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; May they be on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers.         Genesis 49:22–26       

So is God THE Almighty in your life?  Or, perhaps you’ve let an addiction, habit, thing, or person become the most powerful force in your everyday circumstances.  As you pray remember that you are praying to THE power of the universe.  God is THE mighty one.  He is mighty to save you.  He is mighty to help you.  He is mighty to free you.

Here is Amy Grant’s song – sing along with me. Oh, before we start, you might want to know that El-Elyon means ” God Most High” and  na Adonai “Majestic Lord… a proclamation of His position and status.

El Shaddai, El Shaddai

El-elyon na Adonai

Age to age

You’re still the same

By the power of the name

 

El Shaddai, El Shaddai

Erkamka na Adonai

We will praise

And lift You high

El Shaddai

 

Through Your love and through the ram

You saved the son of Abraham

Through the power of Your hand

Turned the sea into dry land

 

To the outcast on her knees

You were the God who really sees

And by Your might

You set Your children free

 

El Shaddai, El Shaddai

El-elyon na Adonai

Age to age

You’re still the same

By the power of the name

 

El Shaddai, El Shaddai

Erkamka na Adonai

We will praise

And lift You high

El Shaddai

 

Through the years

You’ve made it clear

That the time of Christ was near

Though the people couldn’t see

What Messiah ought to be

 

Though Your Word contained the plan

They just could not understand

Your most awesome work was done

Through the frailty of Your Son

 

El Shaddai, El Shaddai

El-elyon na Adonai

Age to age

You’re still the same

By the power of the name

 

El Shaddai, El Shaddai

Erkamka na Adonai

I will praise You ’till I die

El Shaddai

 

El Shaddai, El Shaddai

El-elyon na Adonai

Age to age

You’re still the same

By the power of the name

 

El Shaddai, El Shaddai

Erkamka na Adonai

I will praise You ’til I die

El Shaddai 

God is more than just words of a song – even a great song like this one.  God IS above anything and anyone.  So, I again ask the question.  Is God THE Almighty in your life?

I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.         Psalm 7:17  

Perhaps it’s time to surrender to El-Shaddai, THE Almighty.  He is waiting to be more than a song in your life and mine.

‘Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,         Jeremiah 32:17   

Think about it…

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