Blessed Be Your Name

Posted on 04/23/2017 by Rev. Jennifer L. Faust

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JOY UNSPEAKABLE
by Barney Elliott Warren

I have found His grace is all complete,
He supplieth every need;
While I sit and learn at Jesus' feet,
I am free, yes, free indeed.

I have found the pleasure I once craved,
It is joy and peace within;
What a wondrous blessing, I am saved
From the awful gulf of sin.

I have found that hope so bright and clear,
Living in the realm of grace;
Oh, the Savior's presence is so near,
I can see His smiling face.

I have found the joy no tongue can tell,
How its waves of glory roll;
It is like a great o'erflowing well,
Springing up within my soul.

CHORUS:
It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,
Full of glory, full of glory;
It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,
Oh, the half has never yet been told.


YOUR WORD IS A LAMP
by Benjamin R. Faust

Your Word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path
Your Word is a lamp unto my feet
and a light unto my path

No longer do we walk in darkness
No longer do we walk in darkness
No longer do we walk in darkness

For you have called us out of darkness
into your marvelous light
We turn our backs on what is wrong
and choose to do what's right

Your blood is flowing through my veins
to cleanse until all that remains
Is clay that's molded
through the pains of life

Your Spirit blows into these bones
to claim this temple as its home
And starts a fire
that soon becomes a blaze


YOU ARE HOLY
by Benjamin R. Faust

You are holy
great and worthy
All creation is
full of Your glory
Angels prostrate
fall - and with one voice proclaim
Glory and Majesty to
Whom for all eternity reigns! (He reigns!)
(Him for all eternity)

To Him who sits on the throne
Glory and honor and praise
forever and ever
And to the Lamb who was slain
And set us free from the grave
and those who know Him are free


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Father God, Thank You for this time in Your presence where we can worship You and hear what You have for us today. Give us ears to hear what You would have for us. I ask that I would be Your vessel that brings the word and You allow those here to do with it as they will. I thank You in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Please be seated.

I'm here to give a fireside chat. I titled it Blessed Be Your Name. I am sitting here at my desk typing this and listening to different versions of the song Blessed Be Your Name.

My feet hurt. My ankles hurt. My legs hurt. My hips hurt. My back hurts. My arms hurt. But you know what?? As the words are sung and they rest my ears, tears flow form my eyes. I can't help it. Because even though I hurt SO MIUCH my spirit is singing loudly inside of me BLESSED BE YOUR NAME!

I can not help it. I can barely type because of the emotion this is evoking. I can not tell you what this is doing to me. I'm so overwhelmed with praise and worship. I'm so full of love for God that nothing could take it from me.

BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!!

I am sure the angels who see God and sing praises to Him all the time would understand this. When ones heart, soul, and spirit are crying out in worship and praise to God, it overflows.

I could barely get through work, but now I realize this is why I COULD get through it. My spirit was saying to my body “You can do this! You can get through this! BLESSED BE HIS NAME!” When you don't know things your spirit knows. :D

God's awesome like that. He uses things that we struggle with or that are hard for us. He uses them for His glory and for HIS purpose. We might not see why things happen, but we can trust God to take care of us.

Maybe you ask how can I say God takes care of me when I hurt so much. Well, I realize that it isn't God that has given me this pain. There are problems within my body that need to be dealt with, and that is why I hurt.

Some day pain will vanish. There will be no tears or sorrow of any kind. There will be no death. There will, however, be eternity. Where will you spend it? That is the key, isn't?

I will come back to eternity soon, but first let's think on a few things. Blessed Be The Name of The Lord.

Blessed. Made holy. Consecrated. Set apart. Sacred.

Once we accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, we became blessed. We were made holy, which is not the same as being perfect or without sin. We are still human. We will sin. We then ask for forgiveness. We were consecrated to God. We were set apart. We are sacred to God. Not saying those we are not saved or are not children of God are not sacred to God. The lost are very precious to Him, but those who have called upon His name and are saved have a special place. It's called Paradise where they will see Him.

BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD! He is worthy! He is worthy! Holy! Holy! Holy is the Lord God Almighty who was and is and is to come! BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD! He is high and lifted up! There is no other above Him! That at the name of Jesus every knees shall bow and every tongue confess that HE is Lord of all!

None but Him! Blessed is HE! Blessed is HE who comes in the name of the Lord!

For He reigns forever! BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!!

There is nothing better than worship. There is no sound more glorious than worship. May the aroma of our praise and worship reach God's nostrils. May HE be glorified! He is worthy! None but Him!! Lift His name in this place!! Glory to God! Hallelujah!! Praise His name!!! None but You oh Lord!!

Bless His HOLY NAME!! BLESSED BE HIS NAME!!! Yes Lord!! (continue the praise in desired)

And there shall be praise in our hearts and a song in our hearts as the words form upon our lips may HE who was slain receive the reward for His suffering!

I love praise and worship! I love lifting the name of Jesus up! Thank you my friends and family for joining me in this praise and worship time.

As we close this service, the altar call is this. Come or stay where you are to share some more time with God. He loves when we come to Him. He loves it when it isn't just to ask for something, but to just spend time with Him.

I call them “climb up in His lap and rest” times. Times where we talk. Just talk. I don't ask Him to do something. And He gives me so much of Himself in return. Before I leave, He smiles and hugs me. “Come back soon, My Child.”

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After this time at the altar, will have a time of fellowship in the room up the stairs to your left. All are invited to join us.

Whenever you need to go, you are free to do so.

May God Bless you this week. May His praises be on your lips and in your heart. Go in peace.