Monday, January 12, 2015

Power in the Name

It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'" 
Romans 14:11

Well, as the preparations for my checkup approach, the all too familiar anxiety is taking over my body. Physical reactions are starting to creep up and I’m having a hard time staying calmed and controlled. I know I will be fine. I know My Father takes care of me. I know He will set me high upon a rock. I know I can do all things in Christ. But I still worry.

I don’t want to. It shows lack of trust and lack of self-control. But the enemy surely knows how to push my buttons and how to manipulate me in a way that I end up setting all the evidence of God’s goodness and love aside, to concentrate on the fear and negativity that comes with the unknown. Today, however, I want to make a stand. I am tired of falling for the enemy’s schemes. Today I say no to his intimidating tactics. Today I am going to cling to the Name of Jesus and to all the power that just saying His name aloud evokes. Today I will call onto Him to combat the attacks of the Devil and I will overcome, by the mighty sound of the Name of Jesus!

Because, there is something about His Name…

There is something that makes the unbeliever shiver, contort, stir, flee…

There is something about the Name of Jesus that is uncomfortable…

There is something that brings about respect, wonder, and even fear.

It is hard to explain,

But it is there…

There is something about the Name of Jesus that grips you, grabs you and won’t let you escape.

His is the Only Name that can fill your heart with love while at the same time make you tremble in awe.

His is the One and Only Name that can truly save.

His is the One Name that has power.

His is the Only Name that is worthy.

His is the Only Name that has might.

The only mention of His Name brings hope, recovery, restoration.

The Name of Jesus is the sword that slashes the enemy and makes his demons run away.

By the power of His Name, He will set me high upon the rock of His salvation, and the rising waters will not get to me.

From now on, one of the strategies that I will use as soon as I feel the cold sweats of fear rise up my spine, is to say His name aloud, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus ... to allow His power to calm me down.

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Romans 10: 13

There is none like you, O Lord; you are great, and your name is great in might. Jeremiah 10:6

14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.”[a] And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’
Exodus 3: 14

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” John 8:58

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