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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.