Thursday, April 10, 2008

567 - Protect His Name

Dear Lord, I am desperately looking for a scripture in the Book of Revelation and am completely stumped. It has to do with the verse that proclaims the Name of God that no ear has ever heard because that name will never be taken in vain. It is a secret name that only God has for himself. I do recall it being in Revelation, but have looked until my fingers are raw - ha ha! Can anyone help on this one? Here is the deal...

Each night - well 4 of the 7 - I take one of the kids and pray individually with them. It is very special because they will tell me things really on their minds - sometimes i had rather not know. Oh well! Pretty consistently Emmajoy prays that the kids in her school will quit taking the Lord's name in vain. It really, really, really bothers her so much as to bring it up quite often. Her prayer is so sweet as well. "Lord, please help me to help my friends quit taking your name in vain. Lord, forgive us." I like that she includes "us". I have encourage her by explaining about the name of God that no one knows, but would like to show her in Scripture - teaching her to trust the Word even more.

Emmajoy is my "tenderheart" - remember the Care Bears? She is just like that and must get it from her Daddy. I am not so much that way. Even her skin is so soft - just through and through she is a sweet girl. I do know it could all change, but I hope and pray not. Course having such a sweet and soft spirit can really set her up for a crushed heart as well. Every day she tells me what this little guy at school named Drew says to her. I mean he can just brush up against her or even make a funny face and she is set to marry him the next day. It is sweet as well, but I do recognize her tenderness and vulnerability. As Clay and Emmajoy were driving down the road the other day she proclaimed from the back seat, "Daddy I am saving myself for marriage!" As Clay nearly swerved into the next car his head was spinning out of control and eyes rolling back in sheer panic - where did she hear this and how does she know to save herself????? - he finally pulled it all together. I think Emmajoy sensed his loss of control and said, "Yeah, Daddy, I am not going to kiss anyone until I get married. I am saving myself for my husband the way Ms. Holly (our precious babysitter in Charlotte) did for her husband. Clay sighed and kept driving probably thinking - yeah right... good luck!!

I have not done anything different with Emmajoy than I have any of the other kids, but she really does want to know more about the Lord and as of right now protect His name. She is a song writer and if you promise not to tell anyone - or at least Emmajoy - I want to indulge you for a moment. (There will not be too many more years that i can actually type somethign liek this out for the WWW. Before I know it they will be on the computer too and able to read my blog and their friends read it too. yikes!!!) This is a song she wrote after school yesterday and of course after she had finished her studies... where did this kids come from? (Yes, I do think all the others are this cool in their own way, but today is Emmajoy's day.) Bear with me and please pray for this tenderheart! I am not sure where one sentence starts and another begins - she is in 2nd grade...

On the dark days when people thought they knew who i was - when they didn't even know my name - and they told me that I can't do anything - but when your blue skies come out they help me believe that i can do all things through Christ. People think that i am crazy to sit on the porch and hide my broken heart, people stare and people whisper making me cry and then its not hid anymore. But when your blue skies come out they help me believe that i can do all things through Christ. God called me to pray for everyone even though they're bad to me and hopefully they will change. But when your blue skies come out I know I can do all things through Christ.........................

I am sure there is more, but she fell asleep!

So if you can help me find that verse to share with my tenderheart I would greatly appreciate it. I was reminded in my own devotional this morning in Luke when Gabriel proclaimed the name of God for the first time to Mary. "you will give birth to a son and you will call him Jesus..." Luke 1:31. It was precious then, but has been so abused ever since. Why do people feel like that is a name they can abused. Why not David or Sally or Leigh or whatever. Why is it Jesus or any other name for our Lord? Because even those that don't know know there is power in that name - so much so that they will use it terribly to make a strong point... Oh Jesus, as Emmajoy reminds me - Forgive US!! I love you, Lord!!! Help me to protect Your Name.


10 comments:

Dori said...

Good morning,
Loved this post, friend! I needed to hear it this morning!

The scripture you are looking for is Rev. 19:11-12, I think:

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. (Revelation 19:11-12)

Not much time to write this morning, but this blessed me!

Blessings,
Dori

Nicki said...

I about dropped out of my seat as I read the title to your post. This is exactly what the Lord spoke to me about this morning!!!

That Emma, she has a gift. This is so precious to read about!! "Out of the mouths of babes".

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

I knew it - i just knew Dori would know!!!!!! thank you girl!! and thank you for posting it so we all would know. you are the best - thank you!

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

Nicki - awesome post on your blog!! yep - we are no less or better than Moses as far as what God created, but can we dig down and be as obedient and revere"ing" as Him??? I believe you can!! I know you can!! Love, Leigh

Alene said...

Leigh,
What a precious daughter. What a dear heart for God! That scripture in Revelation is powerful. Thanks for sharing. I needed your words this morning. Blessings, girl!

Kim said...

Oh what a precious post about your precious Emma Joy - Sam has that same sensitive heart - maybe we can work something out in about 20 years. :)

The words she penned from her heart are incredible - squeezed my heart and brought tears to my eyes.

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

Kim - I will start working on things from my end - you do the same... and make sure he grows real tall - she is going to be long and lean.... i think!! thanks for your sweet words!! sure do miss you all!

Kim said...

Girl, he is growing. He grew from a size 3 youth shoe last spring to a size 6 MENS shoe this year....I think we will be all right! Miss you too!

The Preacher's Wife said...

Hey Leigh! The first reference Dori gave may be what you were lookin gfor but there is also Revelation 3:12 'and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem which comes down out of heaven from my God, and My New Name."

The commentaries talk about this being a Name which represents His completed work and of which no defilement can exist. Same as with our own new name....

And girl, I'm waiting for some more pictures of that showstopper of a house you've got! :))

Lisa

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