Today's Prompt: Problem
I read a Facebook post the other day by Jessie Duplantis. He said to name your problem.
Why? Because the name of Jesus is above all other names!
Now, before you start naming your husband or children as your problem, stop. Examine exactly what the problem is. Look beyond the surface, and drill down to what is causing the obvious problem. Once you have that, place it under the name of Jesus.
When you have the authority to use someone's name, it is as though they were standing there in person. When you use the name of Jesus in faith, everything that is named has to bow.
In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. John 16:23-24 NIV
God does not want us plagued by problems. Problems tend to make us look at ourselves, and take our focus off of Jesus and those He wants us to minister to. Problems lead us to worry and cause anxiety, which can turn into sickness.
While on this earth, we will always face problems of one kind or another. The name of Jesus is a powerful, yet under-used, part of our problem-solving toolbox.
Next time a problem rears its ugly head, name it as under the name of Jesus. Ask the Father for the solution in Jesus' name.
**This post is part of the #write28days Challenge, writing and posting EVERY DAY in February
What a great way of visualizing the authority of Jesus over all our problems and fears!
What a great reminder and I like how you say to really drill down to what the actual problem is.
This is a good reminder for me today, as I am still recovering from my hospital stay. I want it all behind me, in Jesus name above names. Thank you, Lisa.
Yes, even Jesus himself said we would have problems. But thankfully we don’t have to bear them alone!