Say The Name…


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Don’t you love it when everything is “in it’s place.” I was always taught that everything has it’s place and should be in it’s place and all would be good. There has to be a clean up time and now that Spring has sprung many of us ladies will be dusting off the cobwebs of winter and letting in the fresh air. Cleaning and organizing.

Do you remember the activity sheets in elementary school where they have pictures of items and you are supposed to put an “X” on what doesn’t fit the pattern? A baseball, a football, a soccer ball … then a tiara. Which one is “out of place?”

Where do we take our heart-wrenching needs though? Are their bins for problems, say for family members, work, health, dreams? Can our prayers get dusty? Waiting on God to do something? Are you tempted to put that request in file 13? Or, heaven forbid, take that other one into your own hands?

While walking and talking to God this morning, I was reminded of some prayers that He has graciously answered lately. Some “time-specific” prayers that concerned things I wanted to take into my own hands. Instead I took them to Him to handle. And He did, so perfectly. I praise Him for that because it has taken me a long time to learn that putting concerns in their right place is crucial to live out my faith.

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the work of thine own hands.” Psalm 138:7-8 (KJV)

So where do we need to put our troubles and concerns? In the hands of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Say His name over all your cries for help, all those things you really have no control over and experience His faithfulness. Unclutter your heart and mind of concerns that need the touch of God. Put them all in their proper place, His holy hands. You are a beautiful work of His hands, and He will never forsake you.

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