Carol Clegg-Lamptey


I’m like ‘It’s about time!”
I actually thought this would be the very first ‘Name of God’ to be tackled.
The Holy Spirit had His own plans.
Like I always say to myself – ‘Whom am I??’ — simply a vessel.


Jehovah Jireh means the Lord will provide.
And He sure shall!!

The other day whilst driving my kids to school, I spoke about wanting to get something and trust my first son to ask me a question. That child!😅
He asked if I had enough money to get it.
My response was that the Lord will provide and at that moment, I realized it was time to tackle Jehovah Jireh!

This attribute means so much to me, especially considering the economic times in my country. Things are hard. Things are expensive. Can you imagine???
A crate of eggs which used to be 18GHC is now 50 GHC plus.
How are we managing?
This far by grace!

What is the background to this name??

The name Jehovah Jireh is first seen in a Genesis 22:14 where God provides a ram to replace Isaac as the sacrifice.
This phrase comes to mind – On the mountain of the Lord , He will provide. 🤔

God tooo!!
What a test.
You finally give Abraham the son you promised , now you’re asking him to sacrifice him.
What would you have done?
I’m almost certain Abraham didn’t tell Sarah about it before leaving.
Anka!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Genesis 22:1-14 NLT

Some time later, God tested Abraham’s faith. “Abraham!” God called.
“Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.”

2 “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”

3 The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about.

4 On the third day of their journey, Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.

5 “Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told the servants. “The boy and I will travel a little farther. We will worship there, and then we will come right back.”

6 So Abraham placed the wood for the burnt offering on Isaac’s shoulders, while he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them walked on together,

7 Isaac turned to Abraham and said, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“We have the fire and the wood,” the boy said, “but where is the sheep for the burnt offering?”

8 “God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both walked on together.

9 When they arrived at the place where God had told him to go, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. Then he tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood.

10 And Abraham picked up the knife to kill his son as a sacrifice.

11 At that moment the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Yes,” Abraham replied. “Here I am!”

12 “Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son.”

13 Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

14 Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the LORD will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”

What does the Bible say?

James 1:2-4 NLT 

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.

3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow

4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.


I’m sure we all want to grow.
Get ready for the tests; because ready or not,..they are coming,…that I can promise you!

So let’s keep our heads up.
The Lord shall surely provide all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus.
He who promised is faithful.
He who promised is more than able.
He who promised is able to do exceedingly and abundantly, faaaar above what we could ask or think!!!

He dey paaaaaaaa!!!

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Carol Clegg-Lamptey who goes by the pen name CCL is a trained specialist ophthalmologist with an interest in medical retina. Having battled with depression over the years, she seeks to encourage others who may be down to fix their eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. For with Christ in the vessel,..we shall surely smile at the storm. ...Read More