Genesis 17:1 "And when Abram was 90 years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect."
The original Hebrew of this Old Testament verse reads that God said, "I am El Shaddai."
God was revealed to Israel by seven covenant names, one of which was El Shaddai, which literally means "the God who is more than enough," or "the All-Sufficient One."
It will help your faith to think of God as "the One who is more than enough!"
Throughout the Old Testament, God revealed Himself as El Shaddai--the God who is more than enough. For example, as God was bringing the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage, Pharaoh's soldiers went after them to recapture them and make them slaves again.
On one side of the children of Israel was the wilderness; on the other side, mountains. The Red Sea lay before them. They seemingly were boxed in, but they looked to God-- the God who is more than enough--and He divided the sea!
He congealed the depths in the heart of the sea! (Exodus 15:8) He froze the waters! The waters stood up on each side like a wall, and Israel walked across to the other side. Our God is more than enough!
Confession: My Father is El Shaddai, the God who is more than enough. He's more than any mountain to my right. He's more than any enemy behind me. He's more than any obstacle before me. He is my very own Father. And He is El Shaddai - the God who is more than enough! He is the God of Miracles.
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.