The Name of the Lord – Our Power

The Lord saves us and raises some people into prominence and authority for His name’s sake, so that He may make His power known in the whole earth; such as the little shepherd boy who slew the mighty giant by the power of the name of the Lord of hosts (Psalm 106:8; Romans 9:17; Isaiah 17:45).

God revives us, delivers us, forgives our sins and brings our soul out of trouble for the glory of His name (Psalm 143:11; Psalm 79:9). God gives His people, who magnify His name, rest like cattle who are fattened by the sweet grass of the valley (Isaiah 63:12, 14).

The Lord knows those who are His and helps us to abstain from evil (2 Timothy 2:19). Since we love Him and intimately know His name, He securely sets us on high and delivers us (Psalm 91:14).

We know and trust the Lord who will never forsake those who seek Him (Psalm 9:10). He helps us to resist our enemies and through His name we have spiritual power and might (Psalm 44:5, 118:12; Romans 16:20).

God gives a chance for repentance and forgiveness to all by proclaiming His name to all the nations (Luke 24:47). He blesses anyone who lives in His name and through them He blesses the whole earth (Psalm 72:19, 118:26; Joel 2:32; Luke 13:35).

When we rely on the Lord, we are overcomers. He makes us strong pillars in His church, and He writes on us His name and the name of His holy city (Revelation 3:12).

Prayer:
Father God, You will make Jesus the only Lord and King over all of the earth. His name will be the only one glorified among the nations (Zechariah 14:9). From the rising to the setting of the sun, we praise Your name, and we look forward to You reigning as King over all the earth (Zechariah 14:9; Malachi 1:11).

Many come in Your name in order to mislead the foolish (Luke 21:8; Matthew 24:5; Mark 13:6). Therefore, we must use discernment to realize who is speaking Your truth. Remind us not to follow any one person, but to feed from the life given to us in Your Word.

Thought for the Day:
The Son of righteousness has risen with healing in His wings, and enables us to dance with joy like a playful calf. – Malachi 4:2

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Messangers of God’s Love

God abides within every one of His children. He makes His presence known to us in our spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). The intimacy of His presence within us fills our heart with peace and joy as we focus our mind on Him (Isaiah 26:3). Regardless of the tribulation we endure, we can recognize God’s hand in it. He uses our trials for our ultimate good (Romans 8:28).

Trials are God’s messengers of love, preparing us for what we will face in the future, building Godly character in our soul – our mind, choices and feelings – and proving to us the extent of His power and love for us. We can accept testing without reservation as God’s emissary of love. When we are the weakest, then we are the strongest in Him.

We glory in our limitations, because then the power of God can work in and through us (2 Corinthians 12:9-11). As we wait on the Lord each moment of the day, His Spirit guides us and prepares the way for us (Isaiah 40:31). We can continually abide in God’s presence. He never withdraws from us; it is our sin, which separates us from Him (Deuteronomy 31:6).

Yet, repentance brings forgiveness and restores our fellowship with our Lord and King. As we dwell in Christ, He keeps us safe (Psalm 27:5). Therefore, we can rejoice in our trials, knowing that they are only temporary (James 1:2; 1 Peter 1:6). We rejoice because our hope is in Christ alone, regardless of the circumstances occurring in our life.

God’s Spirit helps us to be patient during our tribulation, especially as we constantly pray throughout the trial (Romans 12:12). We can take heart and walk in peace, because Christ in us overcomes the trials through us (John 16:33), and nothing can ever separate us from His love (Romans 8:35-39). This life is only worth living if we live it in God’s will and way.

Prayer:
Father God, allow Your Holy Spirit to fill us through our entire being with the fullest amount of your divine Presence, so that we are completely overflowing with all of Your spiritual richness (Ephesians 3:19). Let Your Spirit dwell in us and lead us in Your paths throughout our life. In every trial, You hide us in the shelter of Your tabernacle and You set our feet high on the Rock of Christ (Psalm 18:2).

Thought for the Day:
The Lord will rescue us from all of our trials. – 2 Peter 2:9