When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life. Genesis 17:1 NLT
The people you meet have the opportunity to influence your life. That influence can be either positive or negative. Children can be influenced by their teachers; both at the elementary and high school level. There are people you meet in many stages of your life who influence how you see the world. Abram had an encounter with God that changed his life. It was not the first but it impacted not only his life, but the lives of those who would come after. God told him one of His compound names: El-Shaddai, God Almighty. He is El-Shaddai, the all sufficient one; the God who pours blessings in your life. God wanted Abram to know that anything he needed, he could find in El- Shaddai, God Almighty.
God had a requirement for Abram; He told him to serve Him faithfully and live a blameless life. God is willing to supply our needs but He has expectations from us. God expects obedience from His children. Obedience can be a dirty word in many arenas, but it doesn’t change God’s requirement. As God continued talking with Abram, He gave him a name change. His name was Abram, which means exalted father. God changed his name to Abraham: father of many. When you have an encounter with El- Shaddai, the all sufficient God; He brings change into your life. Abram was childless, but God gave him a name that said he was the father of many. He is El-Shaddai, the all sufficient God
Thought for Today: He is El-Shaddai, God Almighty.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.