I wanted to start a new series here, called Worship Wednesday. I’ll be sharing the worship song that God places on my heart for the week & whatever else He leads me to say! I’m so excited! Both my husband & I are passionate about worship, and we will bust out in a hymn before you can count to ten. Since my diagnosis, I have gotten even MORE into worshipping God. Honestly, sometimes all I have is a song to pour out at his feet. Sometimes, He leads me to a song that ends up ministering to me! I’ve learned that worship isn’t about dim lights, fog in the air or an emotionalized experience. It’s about worshipping God in spirit and in truth. Let’s jump right in with today’s pick: Something about the name Jesus.
Now, I know ya’ll were expecting some Hillsong, but I really love ALL types of music (see the reference to a HYMN up there… lol.) This isn’t the song that I originally wanted to write about, but ever since Sunday this has been in my spirit. It’s a pretty simple song, if you’ve never here it before… you can go ahead and listen here!
You know, sometimes when I go into prayer… I can feel so heavy. Especially when you start to think about everything in the World, the politics, the racism, the tensions of everyone around the election.. Or, maybe you are just thinking about your “own problems” like: your finances, your job, how you will put food on the table, how you will get gas in your car, a sick child, a or in my case— infertility.
Just that word alone seems dark and scary most days. It’s a path that I would not wish on anybody. Sometimes, it can make the most crowded room seem cold and empty. It kinda just hangs out in the back of your head, seeming unmovable.
If I were to say, “Raven” to infertility — honestly, nothing would happen. There isn’t power in MY name.
But, when I say the name “JESUS!” there is something that begins to happen in the atmosphere. Heavy loads get a little lighter. Unbearable burdens get handed over. Mountains begin to move. Strength begins to rise up inside, when I think about Jesus and call on his name!
Jesus. My Savior. The PERFECT sacrifice. The Lamb of God. HOLY. Jesus.
You see, there truly is “something about the name, Jesus” that begins to stir up HOPE inside of you when you realize WHO you are calling on. The one who conquered the grave! The one who died for me! So even on those days when my prayer is simply, “Jesus!” It is because of HIM that I am able to look at infertility and know that it CAN be moved. I pray that you all remember the power that is in the name of Jesus.