El Roi

names of godMy good friend Melissa and I have been meditating upon a particular name of God each month.

Last month, we prayed a lot to Jehovah Jireh – the Lord who provides.

And boy, did that name ever turn into something meaningful.

This month, we’re praying to El Roi – the God who Sees Me.

Not just this far-away, all-powerful God who’s up there in heaven. But a personal, intimate God who sees every piece that is me. My past. My present. My future. My fears and dreams and failures and victories.

I love that this is one of God’s names.

Let’s Talk: Which one of God’s names has been particularly poignant for you these days?

15 thoughts on “El Roi

  1. “El Roi” gets me because it sounds like “The King” in French and Spanish.

    1. Ganise

      You speak French too?! πŸ™‚

      1. Katie Ganshert

        Jennifer, I’m learning, speaks Canadian, French, probably Native American, AND Australian. πŸ˜‰

  2. Cherie Kasper

    I love all the others but Jehovah Jireh has been what I needed most of my adult life. I need to start concentrating on the others also though. Loved your post.

  3. Katie Ganshert

    Absolutely LOVE all these comments, ladies! Thanks you for sharing that video Alexis! El Rochum – I didn’t know that one! So so good!

  4. “Jehovah Jireh”– it’s where I’m at in my life journey…

    There’s a song on the Names of God by Christian artist Vicki Yohe! πŸ™‚ It’s called “Because of Who You Are” and it’s beautiful! πŸ™‚

    Check it out here – http://youtu.be/C6WexG9uAJI

  5. Ganise

    Ouh, I love it! I cry when I think of how awesome He is. It’s the first time that I see that name though.

    El Roi – the God who Sees Me.

    Man that hit deep.

  6. Clari

    I love that you’ve brought this up. I’ve been meditating on El Rachum – God is Merciful.

    Deut. 4:31 ~ (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

    It is calming to know that in the hard, hard times of life (of which there have been several in my family’s life since the first of the year) that God is merciful, He doesn’t forsake us, nor does He forget His promises to us.
    El Rachum!

  7. Um, I don’t know if this is a “name” of God but this morning I had this cool moment of realizing what a friend God is to me. Like, really, really a friend. It was just a really cool morning in that way…I wrote on Beth Vogt’s blog a few minutes ago that we don’t always get the “feelings” to go along with our faith walk. But when we do, it’s pretty sweet…and this morning was a cool time of truly feeling God’s friendship and just enjoying it.

    1. Ganise

      ‘..feeling God’s friendship and just enjoying it.’. Aww, how sweet. I love having those moments too!.

  8. Love that one, especially when it feels like the world DOESN’T see me.

  9. Yes, I like this one. Rapha is a big one in our family.

    But Roi goes deep too.
    ~ Wendy

  10. I AM! I get shivers every single time!

    1. Oooh, Jessica, YES! Just got the goosebumps.

      1. Ganise

        ‘I am’… Yes! Got me thinking, did you see the scene in the animated movie The Prince of Egypt where God manifests himself to Moses? Oh.my. word. (Watching it again as I write.)


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