Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Name of the LORD

I think God whispered to me something very powerful just now. That He is training me to seek Him first and foremost, even in the midst of my loneliest and neediest moments. He is who He is. To seek Him, above, first and foremost.

I think I need a refresher and reminder of what it means to seek Him anew. =) And oh thank God He knows what I need, even before I know what I need.

"I AM who I AM."

Yahweh.

You know, something very surprising. I believe God heard my prayer earlier. =) And strangely all the Youtube songs that I was listening, all talk about the name of God.

"Your name is a strong and mighty tower..."
"Sing to the LORD; praise His name"...
Then I saw Bowen and Joyce talking about God's name in a Buzz conversation.
Then I watched U2's song "Yahweh."


Take these shoes
Click clacking down some dead end street
Take these shoes
And make them fit
Take this shirt
Polyester white trash made in nowhere
Take this shirt
And make it clean, clean
Take this soul
Stranded in some skin and bones
Take this soul
And make it sing

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for the dawn

Take these hands
Teach them what to carry
Take these hands
Don't make a fist no
Take this mouth
So quick to critisize
Take this mouth
Give it a kiss

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I'm waiting for the dawn

Still waiting for the dawn, the sun is coming up
The sun is coming up on the ocean
His love is like a drop in the ocean
His love is like a drop in the ocean

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, tell me now
Why the dark before the dawn?

Take this city
A city should be shining on a hill
Take this city
If it be your will
What no man can own, no man can take
Take this heart
Take this heart
Take this heart
And make it brave

Then I checked out a Youtube video recommended by Joyce explaining the meaning of the name Yahweh:


*pause*

What could God be whispering to me at this moment then? I think He wants to remind me of Who He is. What His name really means. And that I can take comfort in His name. Yahweh. And of course, Jesus, the name of His Son.

I think He is reminding me, among other things, to keep seeking Him, no matter where I am. He is who He is, and because of His faithfulness and eternal constancy, we can take refuge in Him, in His name. To meditate on His name, and the meaning of His name -
the name that is above every name,
that at the name of JESUS
every knee shall bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD,
to the glory of God the Father! Amen.

1 comment:

stprho said...

A very heart-felt song! Thanks for recommending! :)