Saturday, January 23, 2016

Adonai Sal'i: God Our Rock


I waited patiently for the Lord,
and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.

He brought me up from a desolate pit,
out of the muddy clay,
and set my feet on a rock,
making my steps secure.

Psalm 40:1-2

Six weeks after my now 3-year-old was born, I suddenly lost all feeling on the left side of my body. From my head to my toes, I couldn't function. In the middle of a (much-needed) new mama shower, I just fell over, calling out for my husband to come pick me up and rush me to the emergency room.

The following days and weeks were a blur of medical tests and appointments with accented doctors (we lived in the Netherlands at the time). It was extremely scary and my mind kept jumping forward into a future of disability, illness and possibly not being around for my kids in the way I'd always pictured. 

During that time, I picked up my Bible and searched relentlessly through the book of Psalms. I wanted to know who God was to me, in that moment, in so much pain. Verse after verse after verse led me back to verses like these few I posted above. He reminded me of who He was - my healer, my strength, my security, my rock. My Adonai Sal'i.

I'm forever grateful that God brought me through that time, to firm diagnoses that have allowed my body to heal and to the amazing, gifted functional medicine healers He put in my path to guide me along my healing journey. Most importantly, I'm thankful for the opportunity to learn, through hardship, more about the identity of the God I know, love and serve. 

I'm super excited to share that I'm helping an amazing woman of God and Bible teacher, Wendy Blight, launch her new Bible study I Know His Name

I Know His Name is a Bible study for any woman who wants to move beyond simply knowing about God to really knowing God in a very personal way. Wendy teaches how the very names of God reveal His character and heart.
This study will help women:
  • Realize their infinite worth as they explore the nature of the God who created and formed them.
  • Live with bold assurance that their God is a personal God who sees them, hears them, and knows them by name.
  • Walk confidently in knowing both who they are and Whose they are.
  • Arm themselves with seven tools to pray more confidently and effectively in any situation or circumstance.
  • Transform their walk with Jesus as they discover how He fulfills the Old Testament names of God.
More detailed information about the I Know His Name Bible study book and DVD can be found here including a FREE 5-day devotional, book sample, and pre-order bonuses (the book and DVD launch on February 2 - don't miss out!)

I'd love to have you join me in this wonderful study - let's all learn more about the identity of God, so that we can walk boldly in the world and proclaim His name for all to hear!

Your turn! What name of God means most to you? I'd love to read your answer in the comments below.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this!
    Wow, I didn't know that happened to you and indeed, totally scary, wow...
    So glad you are so far on the other side of that.
    Love to you and blessings with the book launch for you and Wendy! May everyone go deeper into His Heart--to be totally blown away by Him, and all the fire that comes from Him to make this world more and more like the Kingdom we are destined for.
    Hugs to you,

    1. I'm so glad to be on the other side too :) I think this all went down after we'd only met once or twice! Hope all is well in the NL!!! Hugs from NJ. - CC

  2. Beautiful post, sweet Christa, thank you for sharing!

    1. You're so welcome, Kim! I'm really excited about this study and so thankful Wendy answered God's call to write it :)

  3. Kim, I had no idea that THIS was your story. First, I praise God for being with you in such a powerful way through that desperate time by revealing His magnificent names. A beautiful testimony. Second, thank you for sharing your story as evidence of WHY we need to really KNOW our God, truly know Him. He is waiting to reveal Himself to us through His names ... to take us to deeper places with Him as we learn His many-faceted character and the promises that go with each and every name.

    Blessings to you!!


    1. Yep - this is my story and I guess I'm sticking to it :) I'm so thankful to YOU for writing this study - it's going to bless a ton of people and I'm deeply grateful for the opportunity to play a small part in sharing it with the world!

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  5. I have to admit, this is my favorite name of God. This life is uncertain, but He is the firm foundation under my feet!

  6. Wow, what an amazing story. Grateful for how God worked in it and through it!! Thankful He's my rock as well!!