“Jesus told him, ‘I’m the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.’” — John 14:6
“On His robe at His thigh was written this title: King of kings and Lord of all lords.” — Revelation 19:16
I started on this journey of praising God for who He is about 10 years ago. At first, I thought it was going to be another one of those things you did and then moved on to the next “in thing” in prayer. But what I’ve discovered is the list of who He is – well, it’s quite endless. As I went through the alphabetical list of who He is, I discovered that there is an attribute of God for every single situation I may be facing – be it good or bad.
As I embrace who He is, I’m growing in relationship with Him. Often, as I discover who He is and praise Him for that attribute, He whispers to me, “If I am your King, that means you’re a daughter of the King!” Or, if I’m praising Him as a Good Father, He whispers, “You are my child.” As you can see, praising Him for who He is has a double blessing – you grow to know Him better, and you also grow to know who you are in Him.
One of my favorite songs is “Who Can Compare,” by Jesus Culture. The lyrics say, “Who can compare to You my King … to You my Lord … to You my Friend? I looked around all the earth and there was none like you.” If you haven’t discovered that there is none like Him yet, I challenge you for the next month to spend your First 20 praising Him for who He is.
Below are a few of my favorite resources to help get you started:
- The “Adoration” free app by Deeper Waters, which has an alphabetical list of who God is
- “I AM 365 Names of God,” by John Paul Jackson (free on YouTube)
- “Nuggets (Revealing the Treasures)” pamphlet by Sylvia Gunter (available at thefathersbusiness.com)
- “Adoration and Proclamation Prayer Workbook,” by Ben Woodward (available on Amazon)
May you be blessed to have your faith ignited as you reap the rewards of deepening your relationship with God through praising Him for who He is.
Our God hears,