THE NAME OF THE LORD IN YOUR HOME
"His name shall endure forever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun ...
And blessed be his glorious name forever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen."
(Psalm 72:17, 19).
GLORIFY the name of the Lord
Psalm 29:2 exhorts us to "Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name." God's name is the greatest name in all the earth. Holy. Awesome. Excellent. Glorious. Although we want to give glory to His name throughout the day, life gets busy, we get taken up with things, and we often forget. That's why, in our home, we love to put aside time to have Family Devotions each morning and evening where we can give glory to the name of the Lord. I feel this is the VERY LEAST amount of time we can give to glorify His name each day.
Malachi 2:2. is a very challenging Scripture. It says that if we do not give glory to the name of the Lord that He will send a curse upon us, and even curse our blessings! We certainly can't take His name for granted, can we? Take time as a family each day to glorify His name. Read also 1 Chronicles 16:10, 29; Psalm 86:9, 12; 96:8;105:3 and 115:1.
HAVE FAITH in the name of the Lord
It is through faith in the name of the Lord that we receive healing. Read Acts 3:16 and 4:10.
KNOW the name of the Lord
It's one thing know about the name of the Lord, but the greatest thing is to really KNOW the name of the Lord. And yet how little we really know of the power and wonder of His holy name. If we truly know the name of the Lord we will trust Him. We will not doubt Him for we will know His character. We will know without doubt that if He gives another baby to us from His loving hand that He will provide for this baby. Psalm 9:10 reminds us that when we know the name of the Lord, we will trust Him. Read also Psalm 91:14 and Isaiah 52:6.
When Solomon was dedicating the temple he prayed, "Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel" (1 Kings 8:43 and 2 Chronicles 6:33). Solomon wanted everyone in the world to know the name of the Lord. This should be our longing and prayer, too.
LIFT UP YOUR HANDS in the name of the Lord
David exclaims in Psalm 63:4, "Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name." When your heart is overflowing with praise to the Lord, it is hard to keep your hands down, isn't it? It is an automatic response to lift your hands in honor and praise to His name. Let's never be ashamed to lift our hands. Let's do it as a family together each day as we pray and praise the Lord at our family worship times.
LOVE the name of the Lord
We are to not only love the Lord, but love the name of the Lord. A lovely thing to do with your family is to search out the names of the Lord and study them together. It is a great way for your children to come to know the Lord in a deeper way for He reveals Himself through His names. Read Psalm 5:11; 69:36; 119:132 and Isaiah 55:6-7.
Blessings from Nancy Campbell
"Dear Father, please help me to get to know your name. Please anoint me to teach my children the character of your name. I know that the more I know your name the more I will be able to trust you. Amen."
We are a trusting in the name of the Lord family.