Wednesday, October 26, 2011

No Worries ~ "Hakuna Matata"!!

Have you heard of the phrase "Hakuna Matata"? Well if you are anything like me ~ knee deep in kid stuff ~ you would have at one point in your existence heard of the catchy little song from the Lion King movie.

About two weekends ago, my 2 year old and I engaged in watching the Lion King movie over and over AND over again!! At her insistence of course ~ WINK WINK! I can't count how many times we watched the movie. I watched it so many times, I found myself singing the songs in the movie even after I had long stopped watching it. One song in particular, "Hakuna Matata", was one of our favorites... OK, my favorite.  If you have never seen the movie or heard the song before, here it is...

Watch the scene from this movie clip of The Lion King

Just like the song spells out, Hakuna Matata literally means "No Worries" or loosely "Don't Worry" in the Swahili language. In the movie, the phrase is used as a "problem free philosophy" and is meant to ease all worries.

As my 2 year old and I continued to sing the song over and over again, I thought to myself, "what a GREAT idea"!?! To have a problem free philosophy whenever life's little mishaps get the better of me.Well I don't normally go around saying "Hakuna Matata" when something goes awry in my life or I'm not having the best day. However, I do like the idea of having a certain phrase to say that will help ease worries, stresses and/or anxiety that occasionally pop up from time to time.

So of course, what is the first thing that came to mind when I thought about a problem free 'phrase' I can rely on when needed? Well not so much a phrase, but a NAME!


The ONE and ONLY NAME!!!

How about the mighty NAME(s) of GOD!!!! What else but the mighty name(s) of God can ease our worries, stresses, hurts, anxiety, and so forth.  (See 'Names of God' below) And there are so many names to choose from, simply because He is MY everything...our EVERYTHING! One of my personal favorites is the name "Jehovah Shalom" meaning The Lord of Peace.

So there you have it! I've found my very own phrase, so-to-speak! WINK

JEHOVAH SHALOM!! (Although it's pretty difficult to narrow it down to just one--I think I will interchangeably use a few depending on the circumstance - WINK WINK).

How about you? Do you need a "problem free philosophy ~ Hakuna Matata" phrase in your life?? Why not try one of God's names to ease your worries!!

You can search the list below to find yours ;-)

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

There are three primary names of GOD in the Old Testament; GOD (Elohim), LORD (Jehovah, or Yahweh), and LORD/Master (Adonai). Beyond these, God is called by over 80 other compound names or descriptive titles.
  • Elohim-GOD (Genesis 1:1)
    -The strong creator

  • Jehovah-LORD (Genesis 2:4)
    -The self-existing One

  • Adonai-LORD/Master (Genesis 15:2)
    -The Headship Name

The Compound Names
"Jehovah El and Jehovah Elohim"

  • Jehovah El Elohim (Joshua 22:22)
    - The LORD GOD of GODS
  • Jehovah Elohim (Genesis 2:4, 3:9-13, 21)
    - The LORD GOD
  • Jehovah Elohe Abothekem (Joshua 18:3)
    - The LORD GOD of Your Fathers
  • Jehovah El Elyon (Genesis 14:22)
    - The LORD, the Most High GOD
  • Jehovah El Emeth (Psalms 31:5)
    - LORD GOD of Truth
  • Jehovah Elohim Tsebaoth (Psalms 59:5, Isaiah 28:22)
    - LORD GOD of Hosts
  • Jehovah Elohe Yeshuathi (Psalms 88:1)
    - LORD GOD of My Salvation
  • Jehovah Elohe Yisrael (Psalms 41:13)
    - The LORD GOD of Israel

The Compound Names
"El, Elohim, and Elohe"

  • Elohim (Genesis 1:1)
    - GOD
  • Elohim Bashamayim (Joshua 2:11)
    - GOD in Heaven
  • El Bethel (Genesis 35:7)
    - GOD of the House of GOD
  • Elohe Chaseddi (Psalms 59:10)
    - The GOD of My Mercy
  • Elohe Yisrael (Genesis 33:20)
    - GOD, the GOD of Israel
  • El Elyon (Genesis 14:18, Daniel 3:26, Psalms 78:56)
    - The Most High GOD
  • El Emunah (Deuteronomy 7:9)
    - The Faithful GOD
  • El Gibbor (Isaiah 9:6)
    - Mighty GOD
  • El Hakabodh (Psalms 29:3)
    - The GOD of Glory
  • El Hay (Joshua 3:10, Jeremiah 23:36, Daniel 3:26)
    - The Living GOD
  • El Hayyay (Psalms 42:8)
    - GOD of My Life
  • Elohim Kedoshim (Joshua 24:19)
    - Holy GOD
  • El Kanna (Exodus 20:5)
    - Jealous GOD
  • El Kanno (Joshua 24:19)
    - Jealous GOD
  • Elohe Mauzi (Psalms 43:2)
    - GOD of My Strength
  • Elohim Machase Lanu (Psalms 62:8)
    - GOD Our Refuge
  • Eli Maelekhi (Psalms 68:24)
    - GOD My King
  • El Marom (Micah 6:6)
    - GOD Most High
  • El Nekamoth (Psalms 18:47)
    - GOD that Avengeth
  • El Nose (Psalms 99:8)
    - GOD that Forgave
  • Elohenu Olam (Psalms 48:14)
    - Our Everlasting GOD
  • Elohim Ozer Li (Psalms 54:4)
    - GOD My Helper
  • El Rai
    - GOD Seest Me
  • Elsali (Psalms 42:9)
    GOD, My Rock
  • El Shaddai (Genesis 17:1,2, Ezekiel 10:5)
    - Almighty GOD
  • Elohim Shophtim Ba-arets (Psalms 58:11)
    - GOD that Judgeth in the Earth
  • El Simchath Gili (Psalms 43:4)
    - GOD My Exceeding Joy
  • Elohim Tsebaoth (Psalms 80:7, Jeremiah 35:17&38:17)
    - GOD of Hosts
  • Elohe Tishuathi (Psalms 18:46&51:14)
    - GOD of My Salvation
  • Elohe Tsadeki (Psalms 4:1)
    - GOD of My Righteousness
  • Elohe Yakob (Psalms 20:1)
    - GOD of Israel
  • Elohe Yisrael (Psalms 59:5)
    - GOD of Isreal

The Compound Names

  • Jehovah (Exodus 6:2,3)
    - The LORD
  • Adonai Jehovah (Genesis 15:2)
    - Lord GOD
  • Jehovah Adon Kol Ha-arets (Joshua 3:11)
    - The LORD, the Lord of All the Earth
  • Jehovah Bore (Isaiah 40:28)
    - The LORD Creator
  • Jehovah Chereb (Deuteronomy 33:29)
    - The LORD... the Sword
  • Jehovah Eli (Psalms 18:2)
    - The LORD My GOD
  • Jehovah Elyon (Genesis 14:18-20)
    - The LORD Most High
  • Jehovah Gibbor Milchamah (Psalms 24:8)
    - The LORD Mighty In Battle
  • Jehovah Maginnenu (Psalms 89:18)
    - The LORD Our Defense
  • Jehovah Goelekh (Isaiah 49:26&60:16)
    - The LORD Thy Redeemer
  • Jehovah Hashopet (Judges 11:27)
    - The LORD the Judge
  • Jehovah Izuz Wegibbor (Psalms 24:8)
    - The LORD Strong and Mighty
  • Jehovah-jireth (Genesis 22:14)
    - The LORD Shall Provide
  • Jehovah Kabodhi (Psalms 3:3)
    - The LORD My GOD
  • Jehovah Kanna Shemo (Exodus 34:14)
    - The LORD Whose Name Is Jealous
  • Jehovah Keren-Yishi (Psalms 18:2)
    - The LORD the Horn of My Salvation
  • Jehovah Machsi (Psalms 91:9)
    The LORD My Refuge
  • Jehovah Magen (Deuteronomy 33:29)
    - The LORD the Shield
  • Jehovah Makkeh (Ezekiel 7:9)
    - The LORD that Smiteth
  • Jehovah Mauzzam (Psalms 37:39)
    - The LORD Their Strength
  • Jehovah Mauzzi (Jeremiah 16:19)
    - The LORD My Fortress
  • Ha-Melech Jehovah (Psalms 98:6)
    - The LORD the King
  • Jehovah Melech Olam (Psalms 10:16)
    - The LORD King Forever
  • Jehovah Mephalti (Psalms 18:2)
    - The LORD My Deliverer
  • Jehovah Mekaddishkem (Exodus 31:13)
    - The LORD that Sanctifies You
  • Jehovah Metsudhathi (Psalms 18:2)
    - The LORD My High Tower
  • Jehovah Moshiekh (Isaiah 49:26&60:16)
    - The LORD Your Savior
  • Jehovah Nissi (Exodus 17:15)
    - The LORD My Banner
  • Jehovah Ori (Psalms 27:1)
    - The LORD My Light
  • Jehovah Uzzi (Psalms 28:7)
    - The LORD My Strength
  • Jehovah Rophe (Exodus 15:26)
    - The LORD (our) Healer
  • Jehovah Roi (Psalms 23:1)
    - The LORD My Shepherd
  • Jehovah Sabaoth (Tsebaoth) (I Samuel 1:3)
    - The LORD of Hosts
  • Jehovah Sali (Psalms 18:2)
    - The LORD My Rock
  • Jehovah Shalom (Judges 6:24)
    - The LORD (our) Peace
  • Jehovah Shammah (Ezekiel 48:35)
    The LORD Is There
  • Jehovah Tsidkenu (Jeremiah 23:6)
    - The LORD Our Righteousness
  • Jehovah Tsuri (Psalms 19:14)
    - O LORD My Strength


globaleye said...

Very appealing. Our 2-year old granddaughter has the habit of saying "Happy" when she wants to convey her pleasure about something-just that word on its own-her speech at the moment is in that phase where it's just single words.
'Hakuna Matata' is the only Swahili I know but it's a very pleasant phrase to use, isn't it?
One of my favourite prayers is invoking the Mother of God-Mary: 'Mary, Immaculate spouse of the Holy Spirit -pray for us.'

T Denise Clary said...

Very nice globaleye! And how precious to hear the words "happy" coming from a 2 year old. Almost everything that comes out of my 2 yr old's mouth makes me smile, they are just so cute at that age!!

FYI: I loved your blog post "A Swell Event" (I read your post yesterday) and tried to post a comment, but for some reason the site wouldn't allow me to leave a comment. What a blessing to be married for so many years! Thanks for sharing their story.

T Denise Clary :-)

Marji Laine said...

So many Names! And with each one, He shows us another facet of His personality. I couldn't choose a favorite any more than I could choose a favorite of my kids, but I know the ones I need the most are Jehovah M'Kaddesh (The LORD who Sanctifies) and Jehovah Tsidkenu (The LORD of my Righteousness). Without those facets of my Father, I can't live with Him forever. But those just scratch the surface of the fullness of Who He is!

Anonymous said...

So true Marji!