Monday, October 6, 2014

What’s the Name of God?

Name of God
Is it Abba, Almighty, Alpha and Omega, Allah, Brahma, Creator, Divine Power, Divine Presence, Elohim, I AM, Jehovah, Jesus, Lord, Master, Supreme Being, or Yahweh?  I guess, it mostly depends on our religious beliefs what we call the origin of the universe.  Some sources suggest that the "name of God represents his true nature and character".

"You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain."
~ Exodus 20:7

I call Her/Him: Heavenly Parent
Without going into any religious details I like to suggest: Heavenly Parent; that’s what I call my creator.  Have you ever thought about why you don’t call your parents by their first name?  Father, mother, dad and mom honor the position of the people who gave birth to us.  Through our lives here on earth we become part of a lineage and leave a legacy. Our parents love us, nurture us, guide us, comfort us, and feed us for the formative years of life.

What is the true Nature of God?
God is eternal, infinite, unchanging, omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent.  Since is invisible, we can fathom His Deity by observing the universe.  St. Paul said:

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
~ Roman 1:20

 
God's Dual Characteristics

What is God’s Character?
God is faithful, forgiving, good, gracious, jealous, just, holy, loving, merciful, patient, righteous, truthful, trusting and wise.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
~ 1 Corinthians 13

Throughout our lives we are to emulate those characteristics to achieve ultimate oneness with Them.  We spend a lifetime to make our parents proud of us; why not give praise and glory to our Heavenly Parent for the present of life. 

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present.”
~ Joan Rivers or Eleanor Roosevelt

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