As I was beginning my quiet time this morning…I felt an urgency from God to read the devotion in the new book I bought, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”. I shared yesterday’s devotion on the Many Strands Page called “Set Free” and today’s devotion is called “What’s in a Name?” It is a 365 day devotional that’s inspiration comes from Christian Songs…my last name aside, I LOVE music; Christian music most of all!!!
He is the Mighty King, Master of everything.
His Name Is Wonderful
The Bible lists over seven hundred names for Jesus: Lord, Mighty Counselor, Lamb of God, Messiah, Son of David, Redeemer, Savior, Bread of Life, and Alpha and Omega to name a few. Have you ever wondered why there are so many? In biblical times, parents often named their children based on some descriptive aspect of their child’s character or appearance. In Jesus’ case, his many names served as a description of how he impacted the lives of those he touched. Matthew’s Gospel opens by referring to Jesus as the “Son of David,” which speaks to Jesus’ lineage. In John 6:48, Jesus calls himself “the Bread of Life,” meaning that he is the spiritual source that sustains us all.
One of the most powerful names for Jesus is Alpha and Omega – the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. He is the omnipotent One! The first and the last, the Master of everything! He was the beginning and he will be the end!
Claim his name for your situation today. He promises to be everything you need!
King of Glory, Savior of us all, Omnipotent One, thank you that in everything we can call your name! Revelation 1:8
God is directing my steps through these words and He is answering the prayers that have been spoken over the Many Strands page for where we go next, after “Unglued.”
A few months back I had a conversation with a good friend about some of the Many Strands challenges and she suggested that I look into studying the names of Jesus. I took her idea and tucked it back in my mind for future consideration, but it never stayed in the back of my mind. God keeps bringing it to the forefront of my mind…week after week after week after week. Not a single week has gone by where God has not brought a devotion, a pinterest picture, a Bible verse, a song…that speaks to the many names of Jesus. Today…He hit me over the head with it and placed it on my heart. This devotion spoke to my heart, not just my head and for me…that is how God works in my life.
As I have shared in the past…whenever God has a plan for my life…He plants His idea and then He places it in every path I take. If I look to the left…His plan is there, if I look to the right…His plan is there, if I look up…His plan is there…there is no escaping His plan. He makes His will known and it is coming through very clearly to me through the words in this devotion today.
He has my attention and now I am going to be walking in obedience to God’s call. The next study that the Many Strands page will be working on will be about praying the names of Jesus. There are several resources out there for us to choose from and I will be prayerfully considering the various options and will get back to you soon, with God’s decision.
I ask that you pray in agreement with me for the Lord’s direction and guidance on this decision and the future of the Many Strands page. He truly is the founder and the foundation upon which this page has been built, it has not been fast, but it has been steady. I see every day the work of His hands in the lives of the women who are in our groups. He is using us to touch the hearts and lives of people who, as far as I know, have no knowledge of the Many Strands page or its studies.
Thank You God that Your hand is on each of us and that You are the Truth, the Light and the Way! We praise Your name and we claim that today we can stand solidly on the Rock! We might be shaken from time to time, but we know the One who has Redeemed us and He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen