The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10
I have been trying something new lately, and it is making a big difference in my life. You might wish to try it too. 🙂
It sets the tone for my day just as it should.
Because after all, what should be the first thing I think of when I wake up?
What should be that thing that I carry with me every waking moment?
What should it be?
I say the name of Jesus.
I wake up, and I say His name.
Most of the time, I still only say it in my mind, but I am trying to remember to actually say it out loud.
This shouldn’t be difficult to remember, should it? But I have 46 years of not doing it to reverse out of my groggy morning routined behavior.
But He will help me – my wonderful Jesus. He already has.
“JESUS! JESUS! JESUS!”
Guess what else?
Every time I say His name, I smile. From the inside out.
The Scripture says of the name:
“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)
Say it loud – “JESUS”
Say it clear – “JESUS”
Say it now – “JESUS”
Say it here – “JESUS”
🙂 Jesus! The sweetest Name of all! Thanks for sharing the Chris Tomlin song.
I love Jesus!!!!! And thanks for checking this out and commenting – May you be blessed today, and every day in the Lord! Annie 🙂
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As always you put a smile on my face. If everyone would adopt this habit of saying His name when we wake. I love Chris Tomlin. He’s such an awesome worship leader. Have a Christ filled day and continue the great work in His name 🙂
Oh, good! I am glad you are smiling. Today I remembered to say it outloud – JESUS!!!! Annie 🙂
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A most rejoyous song. The meaning is awesome for He is a pwerful and awesome God the Father. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you – I am so glad it caused you to rejoice even more in the Lord! Be blessed in Him!!!! Annie 🙂
I think this is awesome. My pastor said last night that when he wakes up he says, “I pledge allegiance to you, Jesus!”. I imagine that this could change everything, and I hope I can remember to do it!
THAT is RAD!!!!! Thanks for sharing – I am going to pass that on to my kids too!
I always say good morning to Him before I get up in the morning. I usually start praying too. It has made a big difference in my life. And when I wake up at 3 am, which is sometimes often, I pray. Thanks for posting the video. Our God is great!
Oh! I pray you can sleep more – I have struggled much with that too, especially right now with the hormonal changes – isn’t it great that we can spend time with Him when we are restless and when we aren’t? I love that He is always there – for us- with us. Thank you so much for sharing! Be blessed – Jesus is love!!!! Annie 🙂