Jesus is in my heart. When I say the name of JESUS, I’m talking to Jesus. I’m not just saying the name, “JESUS” to be saying it. I do sometimes say it out of exasperation, but it’s as a help. Like, JESUS please help me! He is always there. He’s always close, because He DOES live within me.
I hear people saying that name just to be saying it. Jesus is neither sitting beside them, entering the room for them nor do they show the fruit of Him living within them.
YET, they say His name! That is MY FRIEND. He is my blessed assurance… Jesus is mine! They do not need to call on His name unless that is what HE is for them.
We can all call the name of Jesus. I know this. I am not saying I do not want to share Jesus. On the contrary! I want to share Jesus with everyone! I want them to be able to say that name with true meaning, not flippantly like I hear it being used so many times.
JESUS! I love You! JESUS! I need You! JESUS! I want to live for You! JESUS! I thank You for dying on the cross for me! JESUS! I thank You for being there when no human can or will! JESUS! I praise You for providing me with grace and hope. JESUS!