Weekly Writing Challenge: Power of Names


I decided to take the Weekly Writing Challenge’s title literally and write about the most powerful names ever: the names of God. Some of these may be less well-known, while others may be quite familiar to you. Either way, I hope you will think about how these names describe God. Blessings!

Jehovah Jireh – The Lord will Provide

El Shaddia – The Almighty God

Elohim – Creator God, Mighty and Strong

Jehovah Rapha – The Lord our Healer

El-Roi – The Strong One who sees, God who ses

El-Olam – The Everlasting God

Yahweh-Shammah – The Lord is there


Bible Trivia: 1-7-14

Which biblical name means “son of consonlation”?

  1. Aaron
  2. Barnabus
  3. Gideon
  4. Matthew

Which book may be summarized: “God, why don’t you stop bad things from happening”?

  1. Habakkuk
  2. Hosea
  3. Haggai
  4. Hebrews

As some biblical figures were known by more than one name, what was Thomas’s other name?

  1. Andrew
  2. Didymus
  3. Caleb
  4. Zimri

And, thanks to the Daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenge, the answers will be revealed… tomorrow! 😀

Brought to you by our Bible Trivia Challenge calender!

Remind Me Who I Am – Jason Gray

This song can really speak to anyone’s situation. Ask God to remind you who you are; ’cause you are His! Put your identity in Him instead of in things of this world.

That’s one of the reasons I like this song so much: it reminds us to put our identity in the fact that God loves us and will never leave us.

Written for the Daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenge.

The Answer

“Please wake up, Betsy,” Alice whispered.

Alice gripped her sister’s hand as she listened to the heart monitor beep. She hadn’t slept in days while her sister was in the hospital, and her face was pale and drawn. Her sister’s white face looked so small on the pillow. Alice bowed her head in silent prayer.

“God, please, heal my sister,” she pleaded silently. “I need her so much. My parents told me when I was young that you listen to every prayer, and that you’ll answer. I know I haven’t been the most faithful,” she gulped back tears, “but I need you to heal Betsy.” Alice laid her head on the hospital bed, struggling to hold back tears. She drifted off to sleep, not noticing when the heart monitor’s beeping slowed and then, finally, stopped.

“Miss Alice?” a nurse asked softly, gently shaking Alice awake. Alice sat up, struggling to hold back a yawn. She looked down at her sister’s still figure. The hand she was still grasping was icy cold.

“I’m sorry, Miss Alice,” the nurse whispered sympathetically. “She-she died only a few minutes ago.

Later that day, Alice dragged her feet in through the autumn leaves that had fallen and covered the sidewalk. She looked up at the gray cloud-covered sky. A single raindrop fell and landed on the end of her nose. She wiped it away harshly.

“God, why didn’t you answer me? I asked you to heal Betsy, but you didn’t,” she whispered angrily.

A voice deep inside her soul whispered to her. I did answer. But I have something better in mind for both of you. Just trust Me.


For the Daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenge. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/writing-challenge-dialogue/