Expanding My ABC’s

How do You do it, Lord?  Make every encounter with You so very different?!

Like this morning.  As I drew near to You, I whispered from my heart, “How would You like me to ‘hallow’ Your name this morning, Lord?”  It is, after all, how You said we should pray:

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name…”  (Matthew 6:9)

You “popped” a song into my brain — one I hadn’t heard in a very long time:  “All the Way to Heaven,” by Solveig Henderson.  (Her friends nicknamed her “The Songbird of Norway”).  I totally understand why!

So I sang with her… praises to You that went all the way to Heaven!  But I wanted more…  So I whispered again from my heart, “Give me words through which to praise You, Lord — words that describe everything about You that is worthy of praise.”

And the words began to flow!


Abba!  Awesome.  Admirable.  Attentive.  Affectionate.

Beautiful.  Blessed.  Blessing.  Bold.

Creative.  Courageous.  Compassionte.

Dependable.  Deliverer.  Discerning.

Extraordinatory.  Excellent.  Electrifying.  Everlasting.

Father.  Faithful.  Fearless.  Fearsome.  Freedom.  Friend.

Good.  Great.  Giving.  Gracious.

Holy.  Healer.  Helper.

Indescribable!!!  (Yet here I am, trying!  🙂  )

King of kings.  Knowledgeable.

Love.  Life.  Leader.  Liberator.  Lord.

Magnificent.  Majestic.  Merciful.  Miracle Maker.

Nourishing.  Near.  Never-leaving.  Never-forsaking.

One and Only.  Observant.  Orderly.  Openhearted.  Owner.

Prince of Peace.  Perfect.  Passionate.  Powerful. Priceless.

Quality.  Qualified.  Qualifying.  Quotable.  Quintessential.

Resolute.  Redeemer.  Rescuer.  Restorer.

Savior.  Shepherd.  Soul Seeker who Satisfies.

Trustworthy.  Truth.  Thorough.  Timely.  Touching.  Touchable.

Unfailing.  Unshakable.  Unbeatable.  Unbreakable.

Vibrant.  Valuable.  Venerable.  Victorious.

Worthy.  Wise.  Welcoming.

Xtra!  Xtra!  Read-all-about-it Special!  [OK, “X” is a tough one!  🙂  ]

Zealous.  Zest-full.

You are… The Great I AM!  Hallowed be Your Name… from A to Z and beyond!!!

Maybe someone else could make a better list, Abba.  Maybe someone else will try.  I hope so!  All the more praise to You!!!  🙂

“Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador… Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”  (Ephesians 6:19-20)

Expanding my ABC’s…

Grateful that Your “school” is always in session…

Abba’s Girl


  • Carolyn Van Ooteghem says:

    I love it! I must admit, I looked to see what your “X” words were! I stretch it with “extravagant”! I like doing this too. I think I might print out your example for those days when I have limited creativity! Thank you for the blessing!

  • Carolyn Van Ooteghem says:

    I tried to leave a “thumbs up” but it turned red and pointed down. : ( I can’t get it back to the thumbs up, so hopefully it registered correctly as a thumbs really up!

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