Summary: This is a sermon series about how God meets our Deepest needs Through the prayer in which Jesus teaches the Disciples and us how to Pray.
GOD CAN MEET YOUR NEEDS Part 2 of 7
God Is The Answer to Your Deepest Needs
As we look at the Lord's Prayer we will discover how God can meet the greatest needs that we have in our lives.
I was thinking about the new grand baby on the way and realized that one of the first decisions any parent has to make regarding children is, “What are we going to name them?” That can be very frustrating because there are times when couples might disagree about names.
In today's world there is often no thought given to what a name means. However in the bible names had meanings.
Genesis 35:18 Rachel was giving birth to what would be Jacob's last son. Just before she died she named the baby boy Ben-oni which means "Son Of My Sorrow". Could you imagine going through life with that name, Son of My Sorrow.
Every time someone would call his name it would be a constant reminder to him that he brought his mother sorrow and death.
But Jacob said No, my son will not be known as Ben-oni, "the son of my sorrow". He will be know as Benjamin, The son of My right Hand.
The point that I want you to get is this, Biblical names had meanings.
With that thought I want you to realize is that God has revealed Himself to us through His name.
In Psalm 83:18 That men may know that thou whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth. JEHOVAH means the self existent, self sufficient everlasting and eternal ONE, (GOD).
The Bible says before we ask for our needs, we need to remember and reflect on God's name.
Matthew 6:9 "This is how you should pray: Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name."
When we say Our Heavenly Father, we need to stop and think about who our Heavenly Father is.
Our Heavenly Father is the Self existent, self sufficient, Everlasting and Eternal, Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above what we are able to ask or think of Him. This is Our Heavenly Father!
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a Strong Tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Today, many don't understand that 2000 years ago names meant something -- a name represented your heritage.
God's name represents all that He is and reveals what He's really like.
When you read the Bible you will find that God has revealed Himself through many names because no single name can describe all of God's attributes. No single name can describe all that God is.
I have many names, depending on who you talk to. I'm called Father, Daddy, Honey, Pastor, Reverend and my favorite Paw Paw.
Although God has many more names I've chosen four -- four names of God -- "hallowed be your name" -- and what they tell us about God.
1. God wants to supply my needs. -- Jehovah-Jireh, God my provider
2. God wants to forgive my faults. -- Jehovah-Tsidkenu, God is my righteousness.
3. God wants to relieve my stress -- Jehovah-Shalom, God is my peace.
4. God wants to heal my hurts -- Jehovah-Rophe, God is my healer.
1. JEHOVAH JIREH, GOD WANTS TO SUPPLY MY NEEDS
Genesis 22, God is called 'Jehovah Jireh' meaning “God is my provider.” We're all familiar with shortages in the world today. Shortages in your personal life. Time, money, energy.
Philippians 4:19 "God will supply all that you need from his glorious resources in Christ Jesus."
Whatever your most urgent need is you ought to consider asking God because He will supply all of your needs.
2 Peter 1:3 "As you know Him better, God will give you, through His great power, everything you need for living a truly good life."
God will give you everything you need to live a godly life! What ever your need is God can provide it. Many times we miss out on God's provision because we get out priorities out of order.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His Righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
If we put God first then God will take care of the rest. Our problem is that we are often seeking everything but God and His kingdom. God has promised that if we seek Him and His kingdom that He would provide our needs.
2. JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU, GOD WANTS TO FORGIVE ME OF MY SINS.
Jeremiah 23:6 says "God is my Righteousness." 'Jehovah-Tsidkenu. God likes to make wrong things right. Do you have anything wrong in your life you'd like to have made right? God wants to do it. He likes to set wrong right. God is my righteousness.