Name Above All Names Devotional:
Focusing on 26 Alphabetical Names of Christ
by Beth Willis Miller
Krista Hamrick’s beautiful original art print, Name Above All Names Alphabet, so inspired author Beth Willis Miller that she wrote a devotional focusing on each of the 26 individual Names of Jesus Christ. Each of the 26 illustrations which Krista identified are so special, almost like stained glass windows, as Krista intricately painted each one with its Scripture reference. Beth’s heart was drawn to write a devotional word study based on the Scripture reference for each of the 26 Names. Combining the beauty of Krista’s artistic excellence with Beth’s research of the Names, this devotional is perfect for individual quiet times or small group Bible studies focusing on the Name Above All Names–Jesus Christ–and His attributes and characteristics. Each of the 26 devotionals focusing on the Names of Christ closes with a practical application and personalized prayer, ending with reflections and takeaways.
Who might benefit
all ages, Bible study beginners or advanced Bible scholars can benefit. Combining the beauty of Krista’s artistic excellence with Beth’s research of the Names, this devotional makes the perfect gift for individual quiet reflection or small group Bible studies focusing on the Name Above All Names–Jesus Christ–and His attributes and characteristics.
Example from “King of Zion” Practical Application: What does it mean to trust the Lord, the King of Zion?
It means looking to Him as the source of our security and putting our faith in the grace, love, power, and protection of God when the inevitable pressures of life come. It means knowing as the psalmist did that as the mountains surround and protect Zion, the city of Jerusalem, God himself surrounds and shields His people. When we trust the Lord, we don’t have to focus on the wicked and what they are doing or might do to us. We don’t have to rehash our own woes. Even though there are problems the size of mountains facing us, we can cry out to the Lord who created the mountains and is able to move them. As we sing praises to Him, and focus on Him and His truth, He will encourage our hearts and help us to tell the nations about the great things He has done!
Personalized Prayer: Lord Jesus, King of Zion, I put my trust in You today. You are my security and protection, my shield, my fortress, and my hiding place, and I sing praises to You. When enemies surround me and troubles multiply, help me to remember that you are ever faithful and that you surround and protect me, both now and forever. Thank You for the free gift of salvation, that we are justified on the basis of Your finished work on the Cross. Thank You that, right now, we are under the completely sufficient imputed righteousness of Christ. Because we have placed our trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ, we are redeemed by Your precious blood. The threat of failure, judgment, and condemnation has been removed. Knowing that God’s love for us and approval of us will never be determined by our performance is the most encouraging promise to which we cling–what great things You have done! In Your mighty Name Above All Names–King of Zion, we pray, amen.
Reflection and Takeaways:
Look Up–meditate on Psalm 9:11
Look In–as you meditate on Psalm 9:11 pray to see how you might apply it to your life.
Look Out–as you meditate on Psalm 9:11 pray to see how you might apply it to your relationships with others.
About the author
Beth Willis Miller, M.Ed., author of Name Above All Names Devotional: Focusing on 26 Alphabetical Names of Christ, illustrated by Krista Hamrick; co-author of Under His Wings: Truths to Heal Adopted, Orphaned, and Waiting Children’s Hearts; contributing author of 21 Stories of Generosity: Real Stories to Inspire a Full Life (A Life of Generosity); contributing author of A New Song: Glimpses of the Grace Journey (an anthology of essays, poems, stories and photos celebrating God’s grace on life’s journey); and member of AWSA, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Beth has a Master’s degree in Education, in curriculum, instruction, and supervision. She writes articles on a variety of topics to inspire and encourage others. Her expertise as a creative and critical thinking specialist is steeped in years of experience as a writer, presenter, educator and former Florida Department of Education State Consultant for Gifted Education. Seeing others’ lives transformed by the truth of God’s Word is her passion and purpose. She is married with two young adult children, and two adorable grandsons.