El Shaddai--The Hebrew name for God meaning "The All Sufficient God." El means "God." Sha means "Who." Lastly, Dai means "Enough." When you put it together, El Shaddai in Hebrew is interpreted as "God Who is Enough!"
Genesis 17:1-2 (ESV) says, "When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly."
In the Hebrew Pentateuch in Genesis 17, El Shaddai is found, but then translated into English as "God Almighty." The question that I pose is quite simple: "Is God Enough in your life?" We have all heard Amy Grant sing about El Shaddai through the years, but do we really understand what that word really means? Are we prepared to walk through a wilderness and still say that God is enough?
If people reject you and friendships are lost, are you willing to say that God is Enough?
If you say that you aren't getting anything out of the church that you attend, are you willing to grow spiritually through your personal quite time with Him? Will God be Enough?
If you are persecuted for your beliefs as a Christian, are you willing to say that God is Enough?
If the fellowship is not there from others like you want it to be, are you willing to say that God is Enough?
The list can go on and on... The point being is that when you feel like God has you going through the wilderness and you are all alone, is God Enough? Is He ALL SUFFICIENT, or isn't He? There are times in our life where God will have us go through a valley of dry bones that feels like complete abandonment. Others around you won't understand or comprehend what you are going through, and as a result you feel abandoned.
This is not a state of being or a place that we should avoid, but rather embrace with all certainty. The certainty comes in the fact that we know that God will provide for and comfort us. Unfortunately, so many people get to this stage and in response they turn to man to fill their every need and desire.
El Shaddai wants to know if you are willing to accept and embrace Him as the All Sufficient God. He is either ENOUGH in your life, or He isn't...