Praying the Names of God – March 24

From Praying the Names of Jesus Week Fifteen, Day Two

The Name
Christianity’s earliest confession of faith consisted of three short but incredibly powerful words: Jesus is Lord! The early Christians believed that the Father had placed Jesus, by virtue of his death and resurrection, at the apex of time and eternity — higher than any power or person in the universe. It is no wonder that Paul was “convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38 – 39). Both those who love him and those who oppose him will one day call Jesus “Lord.”

In the end, even the devil will be forced to acknowledge him. As you bow your head in prayer before the sovereign Lord, remember that you are placing your life — the worst of your disappointments, the most protracted of your struggles, the wildest of your dreams — squarely in his hands. Knowing Jesus as Lord will lead you to a deeper experience of his presence and his power.

Key Scripture
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.Philippians 2:9 – 11

***

Tuesday
Praying the Name

To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. Yet the Lord set his affection on your forefathers and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations, as it is today. Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. Deuteronomy 10:14-17

Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only those who do the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7:21

Reflect OnDeuteronomy 10:14-17 and Matthew 7:21.

Praise God: Because he is the Lord of heaven and earth.

Offer Thanks: Because Christ has set his affection on you.

Confess: Any tendency to place yourself rather than Jesus at the center of the universe.

Ask God: To make you hungry for a deeper connection with Jesus, the Lord.

What body of water is fifty miles long, ten miles wide, and 1,300 feet deep? With the sun dancing across its waves, it looks refreshing, as though its vast watery depths must be teeming with life. But a year spent fishing in these waters wouldn’t yield a single catch because nothing but a few bacteria live beneath the surface. Located at the lowest point on earth, the Salt Sea in southeastern Israel contains the highest concentration of minerals and salt of any body of water in existence, making it unsuitable for sustaining life. No wonder it is also known as the Dead Sea.

Our lives as Christians can sometimes devolve spiritually so that we feel we are living at the lowest point on earth. On the surface everything may look fine, but underneath we feel restless, bored, confused, and afraid. Not only are we not growing spiritually, our spiritual lives seem to be shriveling, growing smaller not larger. Where is the power we once experienced? What happened to the sense of purpose we had?

What about the joy and the wonder that comes from a living, vibrant relationship with the Lord?

Though there can be various reasons for feeling this way, surely a primary one has to do with whether we are vitally connected with the source of love and power. Try using a power tool with a faulty plug. Unless the electricity is flowing freely through the wire, the tool will be useless. It’s like that in our relationship with Christ. But instead of an electrical cord, his power flows along the lines of our faith and obedience.

If we only relate to Jesus as Savior but not as Lord, then there is something fundamentally wrong with our connection to Christ. Whether your spiritual life seems strong or weak, it’s a good idea to ask yourself and God how things are going. Think over the last week. How well did you do at letting Jesus be Lord of all your days? Were you primarily looking out for his interests or for your own? Were your prayers self-centered or focused outward, on the things that are closest to God’s heart? Ask Christ to show you where you did well and where you still need to grow.

If you have been reserving any part of your life — a relationship, a habit, a dream, or a concern — because you fear what the Lord may ask of you, tell him you want the grace to relinquish it today. As you seek to do Christ’s will in every area of your life, you will find that you are no longer living your faith at the lowest point on earth. No matter what is happening on the surface, your spiritual life will be growing stronger, not weaker, because of your connection with the Lord of lords and King of kings.

For more from Ann Spangler, please visit her blogspot on Christianity.com. And be sure to check out Ann’s newest books on AnnSpangler.com.


Meet your spiritual ancestors as they really were: Less Than Perfect: Broken Men and Women of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Fall 7 times, Get up 8

listen, think, observe, share and grow

Fall 7 times, Get up 8

listen, think, observe, share and grow

Evolving Perceptions

Let your thoughts flow through words.

Knowing God and making him known

God has revealed himself in the Bible and nature

ASPRJ

All About Relationship

Wild Scared Crazy

It's an uncertain life!

Convoswithmichaelle

Sharing my point of view on different topics . I hope you can relate or get inspired .

Craig's Blogs

Thoughts and Writings about my various passions. "Obsessive" or WHAT!

PaulthePoke

Prophecy Watch & Bible Study

Best Wishes From The First City to See the Light Each New Day

Don’t worry about the world ending today... it’s already tomorrow in “the little scenic and tranquil haven” that is New Zealand (or "Godzone" as it is sometimes affectionately known)

Inmate Blogger

A Collection of Blogs Written By Men & Women In Prison

Higher Density Blog

Love Is Always The Answer

Little Angels of Comfort

Bringing you love, comfort, and hope!

free type.com

http:// www.freetype.com

Ria's Haven

LIVE. LOVE. TRAVEL.

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

"The Writing Journey": The various books that Craig "felt inspired to write"

Get to Jesus— Psalm 90:8

Enduring Love ~ Psalm 136

Blah blah blah

Just a person who wants to know what her thoughts are all about!!

The Written Revolt

Weekly short stories, suspense serials, and other literary snippets. Don't forget to support by following!

Fall 7 times, Get up 8

listen, think, observe, share and grow

Evolving Perceptions

Let your thoughts flow through words.

Knowing God and making him known

God has revealed himself in the Bible and nature

ASPRJ

All About Relationship

Wild Scared Crazy

It's an uncertain life!

Convoswithmichaelle

Sharing my point of view on different topics . I hope you can relate or get inspired .

Craig's Blogs

Thoughts and Writings about my various passions. "Obsessive" or WHAT!

PaulthePoke

Prophecy Watch & Bible Study

Best Wishes From The First City to See the Light Each New Day

Don’t worry about the world ending today... it’s already tomorrow in “the little scenic and tranquil haven” that is New Zealand (or "Godzone" as it is sometimes affectionately known)

Inmate Blogger

A Collection of Blogs Written By Men & Women In Prison

Higher Density Blog

Love Is Always The Answer

Little Angels of Comfort

Bringing you love, comfort, and hope!

free type.com

http:// www.freetype.com

Ria's Haven

LIVE. LOVE. TRAVEL.

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

"The Writing Journey": The various books that Craig "felt inspired to write"

Get to Jesus— Psalm 90:8

Enduring Love ~ Psalm 136

Blah blah blah

Just a person who wants to know what her thoughts are all about!!

The Written Revolt

Weekly short stories, suspense serials, and other literary snippets. Don't forget to support by following!

Fall 7 times, Get up 8

listen, think, observe, share and grow

Evolving Perceptions

Let your thoughts flow through words.

Knowing God and making him known

God has revealed himself in the Bible and nature

ASPRJ

All About Relationship

Wild Scared Crazy

It's an uncertain life!

Convoswithmichaelle

Sharing my point of view on different topics . I hope you can relate or get inspired .

Craig's Blogs

Thoughts and Writings about my various passions. "Obsessive" or WHAT!

PaulthePoke

Prophecy Watch & Bible Study

Best Wishes From The First City to See the Light Each New Day

Don’t worry about the world ending today... it’s already tomorrow in “the little scenic and tranquil haven” that is New Zealand (or "Godzone" as it is sometimes affectionately known)

Inmate Blogger

A Collection of Blogs Written By Men & Women In Prison

Higher Density Blog

Love Is Always The Answer

Little Angels of Comfort

Bringing you love, comfort, and hope!

free type.com

http:// www.freetype.com

Ria's Haven

LIVE. LOVE. TRAVEL.

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

"The Writing Journey": The various books that Craig "felt inspired to write"

Get to Jesus— Psalm 90:8

Enduring Love ~ Psalm 136

Blah blah blah

Just a person who wants to know what her thoughts are all about!!

The Written Revolt

Weekly short stories, suspense serials, and other literary snippets. Don't forget to support by following!

%d bloggers like this: