EL SHADDAI, the Lord is God Almighty.
When you see the phrase “God Almighty” in Scripture, the Hebrew term is “El Shaddai”.
God Almighty made a covenant or agreement with Abram when he was 99 years old. God blessed him, told him He would make Abram a great nation, and He would change his name to Abraham. This is the first time God Almighty is used. (Genesis 17:1)
Continuing in Genesis we find God Almighty giving blessings to Isaac and Jacob, the descendants of Abraham. They often refer to the blessings from El Shaddai. Job mentions the Almighty twenty times. This powerful God provides His people with blessings, but in the agreements He made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob He made it clear that He expected them to worship and obey Him.
El Shaddai, the God who gives me blessings, deserves my worship and my obedience.
I am thankful for every blessing from El Shaddai. Open my eyes, Lord, to all your blessings.
I’m writing every day in October about prayer, specifically prayers that honor and give glory to God. Click here to begin with Day 1. You can click on the cards above to print them, or click here to get the documents containing all the cards in this series.