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God Knows Your Name And He Counts Every Hair On Your Head.

Updated: Jan 7

Right now it is estimated that there are 8 billion people alive on the earth. Now I know why sometimes it feels so crowded!


God sees you in that crowd and He knows your name! Not only that but He counts every one of the hairs on your head - Luke 12:7.


In this post we will discover 20 scriptures full of encouragement of how precious you are to God . He knows your name!


In a world of 8 billion people it is easy to feel lost and even rejected.


But God.....


God created us. He knew us before we were born. He knit us together in our mother's womb.

What a miracle that is!


God also knew that we could never ever be good or holy enough on our own merit to come into His presence and have fellowship with Him. So God gave up His Son to die for us at Calvary. Jesus took the penalty of our sins on the cross, just so we can know God.


God knows your name and He has claimed you as His own.


“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by name, you are mine." Isaiah 43:1.


During Old Testament times, God commissioned the priests to bless Israel and put His name on them. He promised to redeem them if they sought Him. We are so blessed to live in this modern age, knowing that our savior, Jesus paid that ransom for us already to gain God's blessing too.


God knows your name

God knows your name scriptures

What does it mean that God knows your name?

It is a supernatural truth that God knows your name.


God knows me by name too.


I like to think that I am special ( more so than anyone else in God's eyes!)


But the supernatural truth is that God knows each of us by name. You are as important to Him as I am. God counts every one of the hairs on our heads. The Bible also tells us that God knew us before we were even born!


That means that you and I matter to God.


For God to know us by name means that He chose us on purpose for a purpose. God has good plans for each of us. God's plan for my life is different from the one He has for your life. But His plans are marvelous and when we partner with God we can set the world on fire for Him!


God knows you intimately and has created you with unique gifts that you can bless the world with. You are so important and integral to God's work here in this lifetime.


God knew you before you were born

Did you know that before you were even born, God knew you?

God knows everything about us. He is the Alpha and Omega. He is the first and the last, the beginning and the ending.


God knows your name. Jesus knows your name and the Holy Spirit knows your name too!


One of my favorite names of God is El Roi - the God who sees me. This is the name of God that Hagar used when He met her in her misery and desperate situation ( I have written about El Roi here) El Roi sees you in whatever circumstances that you are in right now and He knows your name!


Another Hebrew name of Jesus is Yahweh Roi (John 10:11) He is your shepherd guiding you and protecting you.


He knows my name scriptures


he knows my name scriptures and printable workbook journal

If you would like to prayerfully dig deeper into this topic of God knowing your name download our God Knows Your Name scripture plan workbook journal and cards. This is a simple Bible study that guides you through applying scripture to your life through prompts in prayer and writing out the scriptures. It makes a wonderful keepsake of your time with God that you can review and reflect on when trials come and knock your confidence in who you are in Christ.


God Knows My Name

The following scriptures are written in the ESV translation of the Bible. Click on each underlined verse and you will be brought to Biblegateway.com and you can use the tools there to read each verse in various translations.


I have collected them for you to encourage your heart when you feel lonely, insignificant or worthless.


They are perfect for using during your prayer time. I have intentionally written them to be used alongside our prayer journal. If you have already purchased it, log in to your prayer bundle or Bible study bundle and you will find this post, list of scriptures and printable cards in a PDF ready to download and equip you to intentionally and specifically pray for yourself or someone that needs to know how much they are loved and known by God.


1. God knows you by name and He redeems you.


Isaiah 43:1: " But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.


2. God knows when you sit and rise.


Psalm 139:1-4 : "O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down

and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.


3. God knew you in the womb.


Psalm 139:13 : "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb."


4. God knows you and He has good plans for you.


Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."


5. God knows you and He promises to instruct and council you with His eye on you!


Psalm 32:8: "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;

I will counsel you with my eye upon you."


6. God has prepared amazing things for you.


1 Corinthians 2:9: But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him".


7. He knows your name and you are God's unique workmanship.


Ephesians 2:10: "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."


8. God knows your name and He desires to adopt you!


Ephesians 1:4-5: "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."


9. God knows your heart.


2 Chronicles 16:9: "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. "


10. God knows your name and He wants you to abide in Him.


John 15:1-9: " I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love."


11.God knows how many hairs are on your head!


Luke 12:7: "Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows."


12. God knows all the tears that you shed.


Psalm 56:8: "You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?"


13. Jesus knows that you need Him to be your shepherd.


John 10:14-15: "I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep."


14. God knows that you need redemption.


John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."


15. God knows when you go through the storm and He is with you.


Isaiah 43:2: "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you."


16. God promises you His protection.


Psalm 91:14: " Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;

I will protect him, because he knows my name."


17. God promises to strengthen you.


Isaiah 41:10: "fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."


18. God has engraved your name on the palms of His hands!


Isaiah 49:16: "Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;

your walls are continually before me."


19. God hears your prayers!


Psalm 116:2: "Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!" NLT.


20. God has written your name in the Book Of Life.


Revelation 20:15: "The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels."


God knows your name scripture plan and journal

You are God's treasure.


Did you know that there is a Hebrew name of God called El Kanna. It means consuming fire, jealous God. This name contains a holy version of jealousy that God has for His people. God is jealous for you and me.


We are greatly loved and treasured! God is jealous for you. He wants every inch of your heart connected to His.


To help you comprehend even a fraction of how much God loves you I have a printable list of 20 scriptures and a guided prayer journal for you to use on a digital device in a notes app (you should have one on your phone) or you can print the pages out. There are also 3 pages of scripture cards that you can print out to use in your prayer time.


I find that using the A.C.T.S method of prayer is an empowering way to hear God speak through His word. Use it as you prayerfully study each of these bible verses for direction and guidance from God.


Are you familiar with the A.C.T.S. acronym?


A = Adoration


C= Confession


T= Thanksgiving


S= Supplication (presenting your requests to God)


Record your prayers in a notebook or in the printable prayer journal workbook that includes a list of bible verses on the topic of God Knows Your Name, and a journal with prompts to guide you as you prayerfully consider what God is saying to you.


God knows your name scriptures

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