Life has been so simple lately. Somehow, it just feels easy this life I live. Thankfully, my funk from a few posts back is over and it seems like anytime an emotional wave comes over me, one that is not good, it is quickly over. I determine to get out of it quick until I have peace back, inner peace! I decided recently to just rest and focus on Jesus. Jesus. I never realized how sweet is the name of Jesus. The other day I taught my one year old how to say Jesus, quite by accident. He just kept saying it, after hearing me, over and over and just smiled and giggled. It was too precious and I hope I never forget the beauty of the moment. But, what I realized in the moment, was how saying His name just brings such peace, such a feeling of all is right with the world. The conference I was at recently, during worship I could hear a woman nearby just saying in such a sweet whispery voice, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. I found that hearing her say His name filled me with a rest I simply can't explain unless you've felt it yourself. Interestingly, I just read my daily devotional by Joseph Prince and he talked about calling on the name of Jesus. His name is like ointment, or a sweet fragrance poured out. He says, when you call upon the name of Jesus His fragrance is poured forth and anointing is released. Calling upon the name of Jesus can raise your spirits when you are downcast or feeling low. It's true, I've tried it!
What I realized is God has really set us up to succeed if you think about it. He has given us so much in Christ. Everything that can usher blessing and wholeness into our life has to do with Jesus. Believe on Jesus, call upon Jesus, remember His death when taking communion, believe that by His stripes we were healed, realize it is Jesus who lives in you, that is your hope of glory, and that because of Jesus you can be in constant fellowship with the Father, live from the truth that you are living the Christ life, He wants to live it through you!! How can we fail, how can we live in pain, or anguish when we know that in Christ Jesus we have so many abundant provisions. If you feel restless or stressed, sick or weary - realize you can live free from those things in Christ. It is not you who live, but Christ lives in you and through you!! It's all about Jesus, for Jesus, because of Jesus!!! Thank you Jesus for the abundant life you have given to us!!
This was the song I put on for Christian and I to sing together, when he learned how to say Jesus. It was the cutest thing, he really sang the part that repeated Jesus over and over!!