Monday, April 7, 2008

The 'might' name of Jesus?

I responded the other day to a prayer request written on a blog belonging to a dear sister in the Lord. I posted my prayer and meant to end it by saying "In the mighty name of Jesus." What I wrote instead was "In the might name of Jesus." I only noticed my error this morning, felt a little embarrased and laughed as I thought 'my, that's telling, isn't it?' I guess that's how I've been feeling though - that I pray and that prayer 'might' get answered or it 'might' not. It's funny how that just sneaked out. "Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks" Matthew 12:34(and the fingers type too, I guess). I even checked it over before I posted it. Very telling.

Now before you say anything, please know I've already got all kinds of stuff rattling around in my head (yes, it's rather noisy in here). "Where is my faith?" "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could tell this mountain Move and it would be moved." (Math17:20) "The Word tells us that 'the promises of God are yes and amen." (2Cor 1:20) "The prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:16) "Sometimes, God answers yes, sometimes He says No and sometimes He says Wait but all of those are still answers." I know. And there's surely a bunch more I haven't written. Those are just the loudest ones at the moment.

Maybe I'm not even wrong about the "might". We just don't know how God is going to answer. Maybe the question is more will I trust Him no matter what the answer or, perhaps even harder, in the absence of a discernable answer? Or will I get bent out of shape and allow bitterness to creep in? Well, I certainly don't want that to happen.

I know that God is Omnicient. I also believe the words in Romans 8:28 that says "All things work together for good to them that love God and are called according to His purposes." And in Jeremiah 29:11 that says "I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future." And really, the name of Jesus is 'Might'. There's no name in heaven or earth with more 'might' than Jesus. (You know I'm referring to strength here now, right?)

It's just this lingering issue of my daughter's stomach pain (as explained in previous posts). Mind you, she is significantly better, praise be to God. BUT...it's not completely gone.

Hold on a sec....

Oh my gosh. I just got an email forward and guess what the heading read...

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5.

LOL. Yes, Lord. (Thanks, Uncle Walter)

Be blessed...
Melanie

2 comments:

NANCY said...

I love our blog, You write very well, making the reading very enjoyable. I'll stop by again soon.
In Him,
Nancy

My cup runneth over... said...

Just found your blog via Nancy's (above). What a great and thought-provoking post. Isn't it funny sometimes how little things like that squeak out of us when we least expect it? I'm glad to have read your perspective on this today. Looking forward to visiting again soon.
Blessings,
Tracy