The Name of Jesus

August 17, 2012

So, have you ever needed to get away and be alone with the Lord and been so upset, frustrated, and angry and the rest of it that being quiet wasn’t working for you, and finding words to speak in prayer wasn’t working, and there was certainly no way you were going to at that moment pray in the Spirit, and about all you could do was call out His name?  Okay, you do not have to admit it publicly, but let me assure you that we all have those moments and the ones who tell you they never do?  Sorry, but the truth isn’t being spoken.  A priest friend and I were speaking about prayer and we were both dealing with “big stuff” and he admitted “sometimes I can only yell His name and that’s all the prayer I can speak and it’s okay.”  It’s true.  The Lord desires to be in relationship with us and that means take all our stuff to Him.  No matter what.  Have you got kids in your life and heart whom you’ve told (and meant it) that “you can come to me with anything” and later, when they got “In over their heads” and didn’t come to you when they might have, you again told them “I’ll always love you no matter what.  Come to me with anything.”  Well, if we humans can mean that, how much more amazing Jesus’ love for us is? 

Quiet time with Him can come in those times.  Calling out to Him brings healing to us.  When that calming presence is felt and I’m trying to let my distractions float away like balloons as I let go of a string, sometimes as I’m resting with Him, I take deep breaths in and out and quietly speak His name as I breath in and out . . .  Je . . . . sus . . . Je . . . sus . . . He is always there when I call Him.  . . . and when I don’t, too!

Distracted by the Storms

June 12, 2012
When this following quote from Joyce Meyer came before my eyes, I knew it was placed there that very moment because the Lord knows me better than I know myself.  The storms of life are many just now.  My own, my loved ones . . . it can distract our minds from those things our hearts know so well.  This is why our prayers for one another are so vital.  The body of Christ needs to lift Him up and lift each other up.  When “it all” seems to be “wrong” and the way seems unclear, find peace in knowing the Lord is with you and consider the following  quote from Meyer:
God will make all the pieces of your life work together for His purpose, even when you don’t see tomorrow’s provision.  – Joyce Meyer

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