Monday, March 22, 2010

Praying The Names Of God- El Olam



El-Olam means the Everlasting God
Isaiah 40:28-31 describes Him as the Creator of the ends of the earth who will not grow tired or weary. Isaiah says that those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, will not grow weary, and not faint.

This name for God begins with ‘El’ which is translated ‘God.’ When it is used with other words to form one of God’s names, it becomes part of the description of God’s character.

Everlasting is a word that brings thoughts of infinity. It goes on forever. What does an everlasting God mean to me? How long is everlasting?

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. When there was nothing else, at the beginning of time, there was God. He created everything that was created. The earth was formless and empty, and His Spirit hovered over it.

What is the benefit of having a God Who has been here from the beginning of time, and Who will be here until the end of time? Isaiah says that He will not grow weary. He gave strength to Moses and Abraham. He gave strength to Queen Esther and to Ruth. He came to earth as Jesus Christ and healed the sick, fed the hungry, and gave strength to the weak. He gives us His strength today, and we can count on Him to be with us tomorrow.

In a world where it seems that nothing is permanent - beauty and physical strength fades, mothers and fathers desert their children, friends disappoint, national heroes turn into common sinners like the rest of us, financial security disappears with the strike of a pen - nothing is everlasting. Only the Creator of heaven and earth can be counted on. Only El-Olam, the Everlasting God can be counted on to always be in control, and to always be available when we need Him.

The incredible thing is that you and I are eternal beings too. When we believe and trust in Jesus Christ, we are guaranteed an eternal home with our Everlasting Father.

19 comments:

Beth in NC said...

Oh this is so good Denise! Amen, especially in this day and time -- we realize that God and God ALONE is everlasting.

Saleslady371 said...

El Olam, what a precious understanding! Yes, we can depend on Him...forever!

Debbie said...

Denise, what a wonderful post on El Olam. It is reassuring that He is unchanging and His promises remain forever. Something we can count on that's for sure.

Love you,
Debbie

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

OH AMEN DENISE!

You and I are eternal beings now that we believe!

Love it!

Thank you again for sharing such precious truths and your heart with us!

Love,
Jill

Anne Lang Bundy said...

I never tire of hearing of all the wonderful attributes of our God through His Name. Because He is everlasting I cannot wear Him out!

Barbara said...

I love the names of God....each one represents his affect on our life. Loved the post!

Karen said...

That was a great study today. This world right here is so temporary. God and His love are forever. So good. Love and prayers for you and hubby

my home sanctuary said...

Oh I loved this. Knowing in your head about God is one thing. But realizing it in your heart is another. I know in my head He is everlasting; infinity and beyond as the toy story character would say! But realizing that He is everlasting for me. Loves me everlasting. Is with me everlasting. Cares for me everlasting. Thanks for reminding me of this!
Have a Blessed Week,
Sherry @ My Journey
(signed in at the other blog!)

Alicia said...

Wonderful post!!!!

Andrea said...

HE is my "everything!"
Hugs, andrea

Bernie said...

Great post Denise, we know with God all things are possible.
......:-) Hugs

Peggy said...

Wonderful Denise! So thankful that He has energy and never grows weary, that we can run to Him for strength.
Isn't it marvelous to know that because of Jesus we will have an eternity with the Eternal El Olam!
Bless you Denise and thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

That is beautiful, Denise. Love and Hugs ~

Joyfulsister said...

Amen Sis,
People , even loved ones will let us down, But our precious Lord promises never to leave nor forsake us, and I find such comfort in knowing this. He is the hope for all and I pray that those who are feelking so helpless and hopeless today will allow Jesus to come into their hearts today and experience his Love , Peace and Hope.

Luv Ya Lorie

Mary said...

The Father is steadfast and never wearies. Praise His precious Name.

Blessings,
Mary

eph2810 said...

What comfort to know that He indeed is everlasting.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on El Olam.

Love & peace,
Iris

luvmy4sons said...

Amen!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Good post, Denise. I learned something today from your post. Thanks for sharing.

Georgia said...

Great post, Denise! We can always rest assured God doesn't change and we can still lean on His promises forever and ever! Amen!!

God bless!