Have you ever been in a crowded and noisy place and distinctly heard your name? I was at the mall a while ago and that happened to me. I turned around to search for the person responsible, their voice sounded so familiar.
I woke up this morning to a familiar voice. No, not Walt, I heard the Spirit of God nudge me awake so we could just love on each other. Psalms 3:4, David sayid, “I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill.” Again in Psalm 120:1, “In my distress I cried to the LORD, And He heard me.” and Jonah 2:2, “I cried out to the LORD because of my affliction, and He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice.”
How exciting! It doesn’t matter how you cry out, he hears! How awesome is that! Whisper his name, Jesus. Call out his name, Jesus. SHOUT OUT HIS NAME, JESUS! It doesn’t matter how you say it, be assured he will come running to rescue you, provide comfort, healing, deliverance, whatever you need at that moment, he’s your ‘go-to guy’!
As I type this, I’m full and overflowing with the joy of his sweet presence. Just do it. Close your eyes and say his name over and over. See what I mean? He’s only waiting for you to call his name. No agenda! No requests! Just his name and no other. He said if you seek me you will find me if you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13) His presence is all we need! Enjoy him today as he enjoys you.
Father, I’m so thankful for Your son, Jesus, who loved me so much that He gave His life for me. I cherish that wonderful, beautiful and matchless name, Jesus. No other name can do what that name does. This morning as we meet, I just want to say thank You for the gift of life You’ve given me, and I offer mine back to You, to serve You wherever You see fit. May I be a reflection of Your compassion and love. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.