Tracy’s Thoughts Day 16
The Name Above The Rest
A few days ago I mentioned how several times in the Bible names were changed. I also brought up the fact that God has several names for us, all good I might add. Today, I want us to think about a name that is above the rest!
In John 16 Jesus was giving the disciples some insight into what was to take place. Look at what verse 23 & 24 says, “At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you use my name. You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.” Now, the disciples had already asked him how to pray and he gave them what we know as the Lord’s Prayer but now we see he is telling them to ASK using his name. There is power in the Name of Jesus! But we must ask if we want to receive. I always have this thought about asking, If I have electricity but I don’t plug into the source, it does me no good!
When our middle son was growing up he was a sensitive sort of child. If he perceived that something he wanted might cause financial hardship, he just wouldn’t ask. (On the other hand, his older brother never had any trouble asking.😂 He would be our example of yesterday’s persistent widow.) The problem was the child that didn’t ask would sometimes miss out on opportunities, because his perception was wrong. All he had to do was ask! I wonder how much we are missing in our lives because we simply don’t ask. Do we really know how powerful that name above all names is? Let’s not miss out. I read a quote today that said, “God wants prayer to be your steering wheel, not your spare tire!” Let’s let God guide our life in prayer, not just turn to Him when we get a flat!
Ps, That middle child did grow out of the not asking stage. Lol
Let’s pray, Jesus today we want to come to you not just when it’s the last resort but anytime we need you. I thank you that you care about every little thing going on in our life. Let us have a fresh revelation of how truly powerful your Name is. In Jesus Name Amen