When do you use it? How do you use it?
Is it an exclamation: of alarm, of fear, of surprise, of frustration … ?
I read this daily devotional below this morning, and I am going to be very specific in my use of the word Jesus today, this week, this month, and hope to continue it until I meet him face to face. Read Dave’s idea below. Let’s join him in making the name of Jesus audible, credible, and in the forefront of our lives. Jesus, this one is for you!
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Daily Devotions by Pastor Dave HuizengaPraise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3
I’m tired of putting hope into dead things like money, and unknown futures, and the hopeless chasm of my own abilities. My experience is that these things only give me undue stress. Are you with me on this? Well, perhaps you have lots of money, have your future figured out and have a chasm filled with incredible talents…not hardly.
So, how about joining me on starting a new trend! Maybe it will catch on and spread across Minnesota and the world! This is what we’ll do: we are going to say the name of Jesus before making any decisions today. When we have to make a purchase, we will say Jesus’ name…and therefore only decide what is best. When the future is crushing us, we apply Jesus’ name to all the unknowns. When our inadequacies are staring us in the face, we’ll say Jesus’ name and rely completely on him.
OK? Ready to go? Ready to step into a day with the “living hope?” Let’s go!