Hope has a Name.

The last few days have been a real privilege.

I've been privileged to pray for and with and on behalf of some of my friends.

Some have asked for prayer, some, I have offered prayer to.

Some are Christians, some are not-yet Christians.

But the prayer has been a joy.

And absolute joy.

Because more than just answers to prayer, the reward of prayer is the Answerer.

 

And so whether it's in holding the hands of the young woman praying Jesus becomes real for her, or whether it's putting a hand on the shoulder of a friend new-to-this-whole-faith-thing, or whether it's sharing words to God with someone who isn't yet at the point-of-full-trusting-belief, or whether that's sharing the joy of intercession, the realness is a privilege.

And joining with others on the journey is a joy.

 

I've also been continuing to listen to some Kari Jobe this week, in particular a song that she sings on her new live album with a performance poet. So the song is called 'Forever' and I have no idea who the guy reading poetry is. But the words are powerful.

And true.

And today, as I'm praying that Jesus would be come so real to these individuals that I love so much, these are good words to pray.

So let's keep believing and let's keep praying… 🙂

 

If there are words for Him then I don't have them

You see my brain has not yet reached a point where it can form a thought where it can adequately describe the greatness of my God

And my lungs have not yet developed the ability to release a breath with enough agility to breathe out the greatness of His love

And my voice, you see my voice is so inhibited

Restrained by human limits

That it's hard to even sing the praise up

You see, if there are words for Him, then I don't have them

But my God, His grace is remarkable

His mercies are innumerable

Strength impenetrable

He is honorable, accountable, favorable

He's unsearchable, yet knowable,

Undefinable, yet approachable,

Indescribable, yet personable

He's beyond comprehension, further than imagination, constant through generations, King of every nation

But if there are words for Him then I don't have them

You see, my words are few

And to try and capture the One True God using my vocabulary would never do

But I use words as an expression

An expression of worship to a Saviour

A Saviour who is both worthy and deserving of my praise, so I use words

My heart extols the Lord, blesses His Name forever

He has won my heart, captured my mind, and has bound them both together

He has defeated me in my rebellion

Conquered me in my sin

He has welcomed me into His Presence

Completely invited me in

He has made Himself the object of my sight

Filling me with mercies in the morning, drowning me with grace in the night

But if there are words for Him then I don't have them

But what I do have is Good News

For my God knew that man made words would never do

But words are just tools that we use to point to the Truth

So He sent His Son Jesus Christ as the Word, living proof

He is the image of the Invisible God

First-born of all creation

By Him all things were created, giving nothingness formation

By His Word He sustains by the power of His Name

He is before all things and over all things He reigns

Holy is His Name

So praise Him for His life

The way He persevered in strife

The humble Son of God becoming the perfect sacrifice

Praise Him for His death

That He willingly stood in our place

That He lovingly endured the grave

That He battled our enemy and on the third day rose is victory

He is everything that was promised

Praise Him as the Risen King

Lift your voice and sing

For one day He will return for us and we will finally be united with our Saviour for eternity

Eternity

So it's not just words that I proclaim

For my words point to the Word, and the Word has a Name

Hope has a Name

Joy has a Name

Peace has a Name

Love has a Name

And that Name is Jesus Christ

Praise His Name forever.

 

Oh, I got given flowers yesterday. There's a really funny story to go with them, but that can wait for another blog on another day. I do love flowers though 🙂

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Hope has a Name.

  1. You are such a blessing shortie keep doing what you are doing because it works as I probs wouldn’t be hear but I am thanks to you for showing me jesus and praying with me! And sticking by me through all the hard times you need a medal for that alone! 😉 and I will be praying also you these beautiful ladys because if got can save me he can save anyone! ❤

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