Friend, are you downtrodden? Are you having a hard time combating the negative thoughts and lies swirling around in your mind? Is the weight of your current situation overwhelming you and temporarily paralyzing your ability to overcome? Does speaking Scripture and even praying seem like an impossible feat?
Sister, I know how you feel. During those times in my life, in the hope of immediately ‘drawing a line in the sand’ and stopping the battle, I have only been able to utter one word—“Jesus.” And you know what? That one Name is more powerful than any thought wreaking havoc on our minds! Literally, calling on the name of Jesus, when all other words fail, is the most important thing we can do.
Lately, I have been pondering the names of Jesus: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6b). He is the great “I Am” (Exodus 3:14). As Christ-followers, we have received so many undeserved gifts, and one of them is the ability to call on His name (John 16:23b-24). Calling on the name of Jesus is a direct life-line to our Savior, and through it, all of our needs and desires are answered, in accordance with God’s will. When we don’t know what we need and when we don’t know what to say, just saying, “Jesus,” is our ultimate call for help. It will be answered by our Mighty God and Father—who possess all knowledge of what we truly need (Matthew 6:8).
One word, “Jesus”—full of all our cries, full of all of our unmet expectations, and full of surrender—says volumes. Jesus will reach us. He will fill us with His hope. Proclaiming His name is a fundamental truth that overcomes all lies in our lives!
Sisters, when we find ourselves lost, broken, or weak, do not forget to call on His name! Jesus is so amazing. Through the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17a NLT), He interprets our wordless groans and meets us exactly where we are!
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (Romans 8:26)
Many times, in our flesh and humanness, we fall victim to sin and lies. In our quest to become more Christ-like, which is what we as believers are striving to do (1 John 3:2-3), we need to continually seek Jesus and call on His Name. Allow Him to work in our lives. Let His Words anchor deep in our hearts and minds.
The more familiar we become with the Word of God, the more our minds will speak like Christ (Luke 6:45). In this way, we harness the power of God’s Word and wield it as a weapon against the lies in our lives and our enemy, Satan (Ephesians 6:17b). Equipping ourselves (Ephesians 6:11) is how we can take a stand against the devil’s schemes. Consider praying Ephesians 6:10-17, which is the Armor of God, over yourself each morning. Try doing this with your children too.
With Love and Blessings,
Pray with Me:
“Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, the Great I Am, Lord Jesus, You are amazing, and we thank You for who You are: never-changing—the same yesterday, today, and forever. We thank You that we have Your mighty Name to call on—Jesus. Thank You for the gifts You gave us that we do not even deserve. We pray that we will fill our minds and hearts with Your Words. Help us to be more like You. We ask that You show us how to combat the lies we hear and how to live a victorious life, in Your power! Give us Your strength
each day. In Your great and mighty Name, we pray, Amen!”
Have a Talk with God:
Write Romans 8:26. Ask the Lord, what He wants to tell you today about calling on Jesus’ name and filling your mind with His truth. Record what He impresses on your heart.
Listen to one of these worship song recommendations:
- “Living Hope” by Phil Wickham
- “What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong Worship
- “Great I Am” by Jared Anderson
- “Build My Life” by Passion