When I feel something trying to come against my church, my family, friends, or even me I know where to run. I run to name that is above all other names, and I know that nothing can defeat that name.
Growing up in church I was never taught how powerful God was, or how powerful people could be in Him. I didn’t know I could call upon the Name of the LORD, and that He could actually rescue me. I had no idea that He was a God that was still in the business of doing what he did in the bible. The god I grew up with didn’t talk to me, didn’t rescue me, didn’t provide, didn’t answer prayer, didn’t heal, and wasn’t a part of my life. I was stuck in a religious system that had emptied the cross of its power, and preached a powerless gospel. So as a child my life could have been so different, if I had only known God’s saving power. I could have seen enemies defeated, miraculous provision, favor, and experienced God at a whole new level. I think because I went through this, it is a reason I’m so passionate for kids to experience God. I want kids and adults to experience the power of God’s name, and his power to save.
Thankfully, years later I was placed in a church that changed me. I was trained, transformed, and began to experience the power of God in my everyday life. I would get equipped at church, I would believe what I heard, and I would respond to what I heard. When trials, difficulties, hard times, and tests came my way I now had the help I needed. No longer was I going to be a victim of my circumstances, or a target for the enemy. I had to learn to stand in faith, believe God, and pray. When the wind and waves of life would try to knock me down, I would run to God. Proverbs 18:10 states, „The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe (NLT). I would get into the Psalms, especially Psalms 30-40, and speak God’s Word back to Him. I would call upon His Name for help, and I had an expectation that He was going to save me. I have testimony after testimony of situations that arose against me, and how God’s name literally saved me. I even have in a binder a list of the names of God. When I feel something trying to come against my church, my family, friends, or even me I know where to run. I run to name that is above all other names, and I know that nothing can defeat that name.
Today as your reading this, I want you to reflect over your life. Where do you run when hard times come? Are you standing strong in faith when the storm is over? Or is your life crumbling like a house, broken by a storm? Matthew 7:24 says, „anyone, who hears God’s Word, and puts it into practice is like a wise builder.” Storms are going to come, it is a part of life, but storms do not have to knock you around. You can run to God’s Name, and take refuge. You can stand on God’s Word, proclaim it, and know confidently that He alone can save you.
Are you having problems in your finances? For you God is Jehovah Jireh, the LORD who provides.
Are feeling trapped, lonely, and don’t have all the answers? For you God is El Roi, the God who hears and sees you.
Are you sick or in pain? For you He is Jehovah Rapha, the LORD who heals you
Do you feel that you’re surrounded by evil on every side, and you’re doing what is right? For you he is Jehovah Nissi, the LORD is your banner
Are you feeling powerless, oppressed, depressed, hurt, and bound up? For you He is El Shaddai, the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.
I have called upon His name for years, and He has proven faithful. When you call upon his name, he responds to that Name, and he responds with rescue. Time after time, He has come through for me, and revealed his saving power. If you are going through something, may this be the answer you are looking for. Call upon God and His name today, and experience the power of his saving name in your own life. Soon, you too will have incredible testimonies of what God did for you.