SAY THE NAME!

“In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet, and his disease became severe. Yet even in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but sought help from physicians”. 2 Chronicles 16:12

I am by no means advocating for anyone to not seek help from Physicians. Nor do I believe that this is what the scripture suggests. However I know who is “The Great Physician” and I would pray that the Lord would guide me to the Physician of His choosing when in need.

I have been involved in a horrific car accident, been unable to walk for months, dealt with chronic pain and disease for years, and all that comes with it. I know first hand that our tendency as human beings is to say “Why me?”, but like they say “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”.

The Lord sees and knows all. The trials that we face are not a coincidence. He allows them to occur in order to draw us closer to Him. After all who can we talk to about our deepest fears? At whose feet are we to lay our trials and tribulations? Who is the only one who has the power to heal?

Without trials our faith would not have the need and opportunity to increase. Embrace the trials because through them we become stronger spiritually, and we come in line with who we are to be as spiritual beings.

There is a song called “Say The Name”. The words are simple but powerful. Check it out. I don’t think that I’ve ever sung this song without the tears flowing. Have faith and God bless you!

“Say the name of Jesus
Say the name of Jesus
Say the name of Jesus
There is no other name I Know
That can calm your fears, and dry your tears and wipe away your pain
When you don’t know what else to pray
When you can’t find the words to say the name.”

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SAY THE NAME!

“In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet, and his disease became severe. Yet even in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but sought help from physicians”. 2 Chronicles 16:12 (ESV)

I am by no means advocating for anyone to not seek help from Physicians. Nor do I believe that this is what the scripture suggests. However I know who is “The Great Physician” and I would pray that the Lord would guide me to the Physician of His choosing when in need.

I have been involved in a horrific car accident, been unable to walk for months, dealt with chronic pain and disease for years, and all that comes with it. I know first hand that our tendency as human beings is to say “Why me?”, but like they say “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”.

The Lord sees and knows all. The trials that we face are not a coincidence. He allows them to occur in order to draw us closer to Him. After all who can we talk to about our deepest fears? At whose feet are we to lay our trials and tribulations? Who is the only one who has the power to heal?

There is a song called “Say The Name”. The words are simple but powerful. Check it out. I don’t think that I’ve ever sung this song without the tears flowing. Have faith and God bless you!

Lyrics to “Say The Name” By Martha Munizzi

[Chorus:]
Say the name of Jesus, say the name of Jesus,
say the name of Jesus, no other name I know.
Say the name of Jesus, say the name of Jesus,
say the name of Jesus, no other name I know
that can calm your fears, and dry your tears,
and wipe away your pain;
when you don’t know what else to pray,
when you don’t know what else to say,
say the name.

Jesus, Jesus,
Jesus, Jesus.

Jesus, Jesus,
Jesus, Jesus,

He’s gonna make a way when you say…

When you don’t know what else to pray (don’t know what else to pray),
when you don’t know what else to say (can’t find the words to say),
when you can’t make it through another day, say the name.

Without trials our faith would not have the need and opportunity to increase. Embrace the trials because through them we become stronger spiritually, and we come in line with who we are meant to be as spiritual beings.

God’s Timing Is Perfect!

GOD’S PERFECT TIMING

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As human beings we tend to be impatient. We honk our horns when traffic is at a standstill. We get out of a line in the grocery store only to find that a person that we got behind has a problem that is holding up the short line, and when we look at the place in line that we had there are new people in line. We would have been in the car and on our way home. Our world is one of many conveniences and we won’t be happy with anything else!

As Christians we are taught to be patient and this is no small feat given that we are human. Whether we are waiting on a word from the Lord, praying for a situation to change or for provision, and God doesn’t respond when we want Him to we know one thing… “God is always on time”!

The Lord has a plan and a purpose for our lives that will require a variety of events to occur in order for His plan to come to fruition. Whether it is moving you gently or by force, meeting someone, letting go of something, or even a tragedy the Lord will lead you toward His purpose for your life. Your job is to observe, listen, and be obedient. I know that this is easier said than done, but the reward will be worth it.

So pay attention to the people that come into your life, the times when you are removed from situations and places, your victories and even your tragedies because the Lord is speaking directly to you. He loves you that much. Remember that the Lord is omniscient, which the Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes as 1: having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight 2: possessed of universal or complete knowledge. He is leading you toward His purpose for you life and His timing is perfect!

“By your steadfastness and patient endurance you shall earn the true life of your souls.” Luke 21:19

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