Sunday was my 3rd Sunday at FBC Moore. I have loved every second of being able to serve the student ministry at this church and can’t wait to see how God will lead us in the coming weeks. I have thoroughly enjoyed it but this Sunday was different, for one I didn’t feel physically well, but also I was emotionally and spiritually drained. Having the week I had with the struggles and temptations I faced I was just empty. I was emptied before God, wholly surrendering to Him all that I could give.
Knowing that Sunday brought a fresh start and fresh responsibilities even in the midst of the chaos was not something I looked forward to when I woke up feeling under the weather. I had to take it before God and pray that He would carry me through. And He did. I kept being told, “hey Sean, you look tired” and I mentioned to them that I was feeling slightly under the weather.
As I knew going into the morning I wasn’t feeling good I just thought of some scripture about weakness becoming strength and this verse was constantly running through my mind; Isaiah 40:30-31.
(30) Youths may faint and grow weary and young men may stumble and fall
(31) but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint
It helped me put my situation in perspective and that God will pour out His strength in me if He sees fit. So I’m in church sitting/praying while everyone is up worshipping. Now was I worshipping? You bet, just not they way I normally do. Well that was until I felt God directly speak to me through song.
The worship band sang “Your Great Name”. I don’t remember hearing this song outside of this Sunday, but when I heard it my heart jumped. The specific traits and power behind Jesus’ great name made my energy level rise easily. “All the weak find their strength at the sound of your great name” think about that. There is power in Jesus’ name alone. No additions or subtractions it stands on it’s own the most powerful word ever created. With it Satan runs in fear.
We have power in Jesus’ name, but we may not use it very often. In times of great trial and tribulation don’t be afraid to use the most powerful weapon we have to defeat the adversary; Jesus’ name