I need to worship God more. Every day.
But sometimes I have trouble focusing on God like I should.
Sometimes it helps me to have a tool to pull out of my mental tool belt to help me focus better.
I don’t remember where I first learned this, but a fellow blogger caused this to resurface in my mind a few weeks ago, and I started going through as many ABC’s of God’s names and characteristics as I could think of. As they came to mind, I talked to Him about each one, worshipping and thanking Him for who He is.
A – Alpha, Almighty, Able, Advocate, Awesome
B – Beginning, Beautiful, Bread of Life
C – Christ, Compassionate, Caring, Comforter, Creator
D – Deliverer, Disciplines those He loves
E – Everlasting Father, Eternal God
F – Father in Heaven, Forgiving, Friend, Fortress
G – God, and there is no other, Gracious, Good, Glorious, Guide, Great
H – Heavenly Father, Help in time of need, Helper, Healer
I – Immanuel (God with us), Indescribable, Interceding for me (Romans 8:27), Incomparable, I AM
J – Jesus, Jehovah, Judge, Joyful (Psalm 16:11)
K – King of kings, King of the Universe, Kind, Kinsman Redeemer
L – Lord of lords, Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, Lion of the tribe of Judah
M – Master, Messiah, Merciful, Majestic
N – Name above all names, Never leaves me nor forsakes me
O – Omega (Rev. 21:6), Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Orderly, Overcomer, Owner of all
P – Prince of Peace, our Peace (Eph. 2:14), Patient, Perfect, my Portion, Powerful, Persevering in love (1 Cor. 13:7)
Q – Quiet Rest (Zephaniah 3:17)
R – Refuge, Redeemer, Resurrection, Righteous Ruler, Reward (Gen. 15:1)
S – Savior, Sacrifice for my sin, Shepherd, Spirit, Shelter in a time of storm, Strong Tower
T – Teacher, Treasure, Triumphant, Truth
U – Unchanging, Understanding, Unfailing, Upright & Just
V – Vast, Victorious
W – Wonderful, Wise, Worthy, the Word
X – eXists, eXample (1 Peter 2:21), eXultant (Zephaniah 3:17), eXtolled, eXalted
Y – Yahweh, Yeshua
Z – Zealous (John 2:16, 17)
Some of these names and characteristics of God trigger melodies of songs as I talk to God about them, so I mentally “sing” the worship of those songs to Him as I pray.
Others are so easily paired with another word or words, that I find I must break from the alphabet for a moment and praise Him for them all! (example: Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End) The point is not to stick religiously to the alphabet, but to get jump-started into worshiping God.
What a joy it is to worship God, in this way, or whatever way He leads us to worship Him!
If you have thought of other ABC’s of worship, I invite you to share them in the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
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