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Monthly Archives: October 2013

I name the name of Jesus but I cannot live a life absolutely faithful to His cause. Shame could decimate me, were I completely honest. One little sin blots the whole. “Be ye perfect as He is perfect?” I cannot; though I would, I desire. (Matthew 5:48).

So I constantly return when I hear His voice. He calls me from and He calls me to; from worry, from despair, from believing that evil is winning: He calls me to Him who is the Fountain of my life and my hope. It is well with my soul because He who is faithful, who is more than able; has promise for me.

“For His name’s sake He restores my soul. He leads me in the path of righteousness.” (Psalm 23)

“He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies.”

My Shepherd follows my trial, finds me again, lifts me and carries me so my feet are strengthened, my resolve renewed, my hope re-kindled, my focus set again on “the hill where my strength comes.” (Psalm 121)

Before my life began the Father who knows the end from the beginning saw those as each of us playing in the dirt of His design, of our stumbling and keeping the willing from fatally stumbling.

His name’s sake has to do with the people who have turned to God through personal salvation. He is their Shepherd, they hear His voice, “children of God (being) led by the Spirit of God” (Romans 8:14).
Not because of their good deeds; but for His name’s sake. He will, if we turn and turn to Him, wash all our sin away.

Spiritual warfare (the fight) of a believer is battling against unbelief, doing all to stand upon the promises of God: trusting that for His name’s sake the Lord determined to save the savable, to compel the compellable, and that He would gather many sons from this earth to glory.

“In this world you will have tribulation,” Jesus said, explaining life as it is for all of us. “But be of good cheer, He tells us: “For I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) “

For His name’s sake, I must boast of Him. I must compel the willing to come to Him. I must write and so live that people hear and see.