When I started this post a week ago, I was listening to the The Rance Allen Group. Three older men singing about how much they love the name Jesus.
The song Something about the name of Jesus, touches my heart in many ways. Growing up hearing this song play just about every Sunday morning within the baptist church I was raised in, brings back good memories as to the innocence of life that had not yet begun.
When I hear the words Jesus my heart feels warm, full of happiness, overjoyed. Jesus loves us and he cares for us all.
I sometimes get teary eyed, knowing what he has brought me out of during those trying difficult times in my life. I called on his name more than I can remember.
The song also has a lyric singing “It is the sweetest name I know” What is the meaning behind that lyric within the song? So my research begins. I’ll start my blog with this scripture below.
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”Acts 4:12 ESV
The sweetest name I know, reminds me of how much love Jesus has for us. His name is sweeter than any fruit ever produced. Being united with Christ, receiving comfort in the midst of our troubled times calling upon the name of Jesus.
When I pray; the power that is felt, feels surreal. I truly believe that when you call upon the name of Jesus, the light shines upon us. We all have a purpose in life, if we seek him, find him, the doors will be opened unto us.
The name Jesus means savoir, like my previous post he is our sovereign God.
I’m desperate for him on a daily bases, I feel lost without him. I am a changed person, I am connected to him and he is unto me.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God.”Philippians 4:6 ESV
As I continue my journey in Christ, I am finding out a lot about myself. If I do not incorporate Jesus within my everyday living, it seems unfulfilled, doesn’t seem right, as if something is missing in my life, an emptiness from within sort to speak.
I fully depend on Jesus to get me through my day. Without him I have nothing, however I feel when I am weak, I began to pray he provides me strength from within.
To me, not having Christ in your life weakens the mind, opening up doors for satan’s meaningless thoughts to linger in, you become powerless over sin.
Eventually, your mind becomes like a boat without a captain, a ship without a sail, with no direction.
I’m sure you understand where I am going with this.
Jesus our savior is our protector our deliverer. I stopped trying to live my life without him completely a couple of years ago.
What I had encountered in 2017 has changed my entire outlook as to living in Christ not of the world.
Yes, it took a situation in my life to stop and think about what Jesus really meant to me.
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. ” I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”John 15 :4-5 ESV
In conclusion; Something About the Name of Jesus, It would be great if we focused our good thoughts on Jesus. Many of our thoughts that seem to tempt us are negative and toxic.
The good news is we have a guide to help test our faith and strength. Philippians 4:8, this scripture is a great test as to our thought process.
This verse teaches us to think about things that are worthy of praise, pure, righteous, lovely and noble, seriously think about it.
The most important thing to consider when in thought is are my thoughts true?? Many times our thoughts are not true, consider focusing on what is authentic, in other words, real thoughts that line up with our Heavenly Father.
We will never be able to adjust every negative thought that comes to mind but we can certainly try to free our minds from toxic thinking by calling on the name of Jesus.
“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above above every 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 the God the Father.”Philippians 2:9-11 ESV