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Power of His Name - Feb 26, 2011

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Lately a few songs have spurred me to think about the power behind the name of the Lord. Scripture is full of examples of just great and awesome the Name of the Lord is.

Jeremiah 6:10- No one is like you, LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power
Micah 5:4 - He will stand and shepherd his flock n the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.
Psalm 8:1,9 - LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Psalm 102:15 - The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.
Psalm 111:9 - He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever— holy and awesome is his name.
Proverbs 18:10 - The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Isaiah 47:4 - Our Redeemer—the LORD Almighty is his name—is the Holy One of Israel.

I have been struggling with just how Great it is. Now when i say struggle, i don't mean that i disagree with the power that is behind his name. I just struggle with really grasping at how great, how wonderful, how precious, how strong, is the name of the Lord. It has the power to weaken nations, crush enemies, move mountains. It has the power to heal the sick, make the lame to walk, raise from the dead. It has the power to love the unlovable.

How is it that His name doesn't daily bring me to my knees in total reverence and obedience? How is it that, daily, i continue to do my own thing, seek my own will, follow my own dreams? How can i possibly look at what's going on around me and not see the Lord working in a powerful and mighty way? Its beyond my understanding how i cannot be so humbled that i am immobile. But still, i am seemingly unmoved by the greatness that is His name.

A worship song or two lately has really pointed me towards craving and longing for the name of Jesus, to find the power that is in his name. I hear these songs and i am reminded of how Great His name is. How comforting the song of his name on my tongue can be. Just hearing his name being said brings joy, hope, comfort, peace.

Jesus, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us, Son of God and Man
You are high and lifted up; that all the world will praise your great name
 Natalie Grant, Your Great Name

Caught up, caught up with You my Jesus
Caught up caught up with You forever
In love in love with You my Jesus
In love in love with You forever
 Meredith Andrews, All Will Fade Away.

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