Name of Jesus
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth…” Phil 2:9-10
Today’s devotion is about the name of Jesus – the powerful name of the Lord!
I was having breakfast with godma and we saw this crippled guy with a speaker in a trolley. He was singing some hokkien song and asking for donation. My godma and I felt like giving him some money, was just feeling a little pai seh to do so. In the end I walked up to him and placed the notes inside his can and walked away, uttering “shen zhu fu ni”.
In the car we were discussing about what Jesus will do if He was with us. I was thinking Jesus will surely know what this guy is inflicted with and walked to him and say something like “Be healed. Go and sin no more!” something like that I guess.
Was reading the devotion today and the passage was actually about Paul healing the crippled man in Acts 3!
I think what God wants to direct me to is the part about what to say to this man – Paul said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”
“what I have, I give you”
I believe what Paul has is the faith in Jesus to free the crippled man from his infirmity. And he gave it through speaking in the name of Jesus!
“And many recognized him”
I believe many recognized the cripple guy I saw today too. If we could all go about giving what we have to these people, many will see the power and glory of the Lord.
I don’t want to be stuck at the “if only” stage although I know it’s not easy but may God give me the boldness like Paul to go about proclaiming the name of the Lord!
Discover for yourself what the exalted name of the Lord can do. Speak with authority n confidence! Hallelujah!