Call My Name

Call My Name

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What’s in a name? A lot, actually. Especially when it comes to the name of God. Ever hear God’s name tossed around carelessly? It’s sometimes used in cursing or to make off-color comments, but that is not at all what God intended. God gave his name as a title to tell us something about himself.

Psalm 105:3–4 says, “Glory in His holy name, seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face continually.”

God wants us to know him. We can get to know him by relying on him; he wants us to call on his name. God wants us to praise His name, to seek his power, and that comes through prayer.

Some of us might feel a little embarrassed about coming to God in prayer. We haven’t been faithful, but God already knows everything about us. We are reminded about this in Psalm 139:1–2: “O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise, you perceive my thoughts from afar.” Prayer is for our benefit. Prayer gives us the advantage.

There’s power available to us by calling on the name of God. It’s being comfortable and having confidence in the One we are asking. He wants us to run to him with every concern, problem, and difficulty. Some people think of prayer as a formal meeting time. But prayer is as easy as calling out the name of Jesus.

Praise is fitting for the name of God, too. God loves it when we praise Him; there are lots of ways to praise Him found in psalms. From Psalm 145:1–2: “I will extol you my God O king, and I will bless your name forever and ever. Everyday I will bless you. And I will praise your name forever and ever.”

I love the Third Day song, “Call My Name.” It explains how easy it is for us to call on the name of Jesus. Here are the lyrics to this amazing song about prayer:

It’s been so long since you felt like you were loved
So what went wrong
But do you know there’s a place where you belong
Here in my arms

When you feel like you’re alone in your sadness
And it seems like no one in this whole world cares
And you want to get away from the madness
You just call my name and I’ll be there
You just call my name and I’ll be there

The pain inside has erased your hope for love
But soon you will find
That I’ll give you all that your heart could ever want
And so much more

You just call my name
You just call my name

Call my name, say it now
I want you to never doubt
The love I have for you is so alive

Call my name, say it now
I want you to never doubt
The love I have for you is so alive

You just call my name
You just call my name

You just call my name now
The love I have for you is so alive
The love I have for you is so alive

You just call my name
You just call my name
You just call my name 



 

God says, “Just call my name.” Some people think of prayer as a formal meeting time. But prayer is as easy as calling out the name of Jesus. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

Try calling out God’s name today. Just call it out—Jesus. He will be there. There’s power available to you by calling on the name of God. Try praying to your Heavenly Father. Essentially, it’s being comfortable with the One to whom we are asking.

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When we pray using any one of God’s names, the name of Jesus, and remind Him of the promises in His Word, we speak His language. We also gain strength and encouragement and stand firm.

This choice provides power and purpose to our prayer life. Exodus 20:24 says, “Wherever I cause My name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.” God says, “Just call my name.” Just call his name—to pray or praise, either way—God is waiting on you.

Let’s pray: Dear Lord, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to pray to you, we pray to you and praise you for your love. Thank you that you want us to call your name, the name of Jesus, is our strong tower. Thank you for keeping us safe, protected by the power in the name of Jesus. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

All my love, Sheryl

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