Welcome to Faith Connections Friday! As we connect this holiday season to our faith, we will take a look at four names of God in Isaiah 9:6.
The first name is Wonderful Counselor. Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He said it was necessary that He leave so the Helper (the Holy Spirit) could come. One characteristic of the Holy Spirit is that He is our Counselor. He teaches us, guides us, and gives us wonderful counsel. We receive these counsels as we pray and read the Holy Bible, God’s personal Word to us.
In Isaiah 9:6, we receive a description of our Counselor. He is Wonderful. When the Angel of the Lord visited Samson’s parents, He identified His name as wonderful (Judges 13:18 AMP). Further in Scripture, we recognize that He is full of wonder. We are in awe as we see His wonder through His virgin birth, His healings, His miracles, His teachings, His perfect life, and His resurrection.
He gives wonderful counsel, and He is excellent in wisdom (Isaiah 28:29). As our Wonderful Counselor, we can trust His guidance and His wisdom. We can talk to Him freely about our problems and know that He hears us. Why? He is the perfect Counselor because of His character. It’s who He is—trustworthy, true, reliable, perfect, and wise.
Our Faith Connection Challenge: When you pray, talk to Him as you would a dear friend. Pour out your heart to Him. Read His Word, the Holy Bible. If you are going through a difficult time, tell Him. He wants to hear from you. And seek His counsel. Ask Him what to do, and He will let you know in the most unusual and unexpected ways. Be blessed!
“For to us a Child shall be born, to us a Son shall be given; And the government shall be upon His shoulder, And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6 AMP)