8.24.2012

It Was The Name of Jesus

I collapsed on the floor and I cried. I sobbed.

I spoke Jesus' name a couple times because that's all I could find my voice speaking.

Then, I sat and listened.

It wasn't an audible voice, just a peace and that peace brought my tears to a halt and my fears left and it was just me and my Savior.

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"...let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead—by Him this man is standing here before you healthy." - Acts 10:4

Acts 3 tells the story of a man who was crippled and had been for quite some time (since birth). Peter and John received power from the Lord and this man was healed and in Acts 4 they tell everybody that it's by the name of Jesus Christ that this man was healed. The Name!

That leads me to ask,

what would happen if we Christians believed in this Jesus whose name alone is so powerful?


If His name alone is that powerful, what do you think would happen if we let Him live through us on the daily? I think life as we know it would be drastically different. In the best way possible.

My prayers wouldn't be so small if I believed in a Jesus this big.
My fears wouldn't be so strong if my faith was in a God who is stronger than anything.

It was in the name of Jesus that I found peace last night. It was in the name of Jesus Christ that this man was healed. It was in the name of Jesus, by His sacrifice, that we are saved.

As you go through today I challenge you to just speak His name a few times. It's amazing how doing such a simple thing brings us back to His presence and peace. Happy Friday, guys!

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