Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

The Names of God Part 07 - Jehovah-Hayah

The Self-Sufficient LORD. The writer of Proverbs 4 uses rhetorical questions to express God’s greatness. He asks… “Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the end of the earth? What is his name…?”

His name is Jehovah-Hayah is the all - knowing, all - powerful and ever present God who possesses the heavens and the earth and is the architect and maker of all things. He is the one who is the architect of your life. He cannot be comprehended and yet he cannot act apart from His love for us.

  • Creator of the ends of the earth, The Possessor and Creator of heaven and earth. 1 Pt 4:19; Is 40:28; Gn 14:22Pr 30:4
  • Omnipotent, All Powerful, Omnipresent, All in all, Omniscience, All Creative Jr 32:1; Jr 23:24; Ep 4:6; Gn 1:1; Rv 4:11
  • The Maker of heaven and earth, The Architect, Builder and Maker, The Maker of all things. Ps 121:2; He 11:10; Ps 127:1; Ec 11:5

prayer & reflection

Lord God,

Today I praise You and thank You that You alone possess the heavens and the earth. You alone are the Builder and Maker of all things. Thank you that You never cease to be the architect of my life as well. Even though You traverse the universe and majestically hold all power, all knowledge and all creativity, You still take the time for and interest in my life. Your word tells me You think about me all the time and You desire to work in me and through me. You want to fulfill me in who You created me to be.

How often I keep You at bay and feel I need to be the builder of all things in my life. How often I believe I need to be the knowledgeable one and the creative one. How often I forget Your majesty and feel I need to manage all the details of my life.

Today I acknowledge that I cannot do this. I need You today to guide me through the maze of my own creation. Today I need You to plant Your peace firmly in the center of my heart and mind. Today I need the reminder that You alone possess the reins of my life as you possess the heaven and the earth.

I lean into Your power and might today. Forgive me for trying to be the all powerful one in my own circumstances. I lay my day and my life at Your feet and ask You to be the Builder and the Maker of all that I am and do this day.

In the strong name of Jesus, with thanksgiving, I pray, amen.