Day 11

You are to make an altar of earth for Me, and there you will sacrifice your burnt offerings, your fellowship offerings—your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause My name to be mentioned I will come to you and bless you. - Exodus 20:24

Heart Thoughts

These words in Exodus 20:24 gather together all in one verse the greatest reason and hope for declaring the Name of God. In this passage, God makes three incredible promises. First, in a way quiet apart from a person’a natural abilities God “causes” His name to be mentioned. He causes His name to be mentioned in a way that resonates more than just a sound but resonates the heart and soul. A full, deep reverberating sound of His Name coming from the heart and soul.

Second, He promises to meet with those who call on His Name in a deep and affectionate way. No longer are you an outsider but you are an insider. No longer are you clumsily encountering God but purposely and with precision He enters into your life. No longer is it a formal religious exchange but a dear, loving, cherished encounter.

Last, He promises that in this coming it will be for blessing. Hence, every time he comes to you it always works to your benefit, to get you further, to turn a problem around, to break a stronghold off of your life.

In the hit television show Undercover Boss, owners of large companies go under cover to learn what their company is really like at the grassroots level. Most of the time, the undercover boss discovers their are great people doing their best to make the company a success. Yet, there is always a problem, a disturbance, a resource lacking or a person in the wrong position. The Undercover Boss gets to know these people personally and intimately and then after some reflection makes decisions to help the business by blessing the people. The Undercover Boss knows that his name is on-the-line and that it is in his best interest to get to know his employees and bless them for his business sake and his name sake.

In the same way, God has caused you to call on His Name. He cares deeply about you not just for His Name’s sake but for your sake. Unlike the Undercover Boss, He does not disguise His identity but He makes Himself fully known. He comes to have a personal relationship with you. He does it not for His benefit but for your blessing. Blessing you by getting you the resources to do your job better. Blessing you by orchestrating the affairs of your day so that you will meet your future spouse (if you are single). Blessing you by writing His Word and precepts on your heart so that by diligence and faithfulness you will prosper. Blessing you to get freedom from addiction. Blessing you to accomplish His will for your life. Blessing you to see your family prosper and flourish.

When God hears you mention His Name, He will come to you and bless you. That means He will give you new opportunities, help you make new relationships. He will help you to get further faster.

Bracha

May the the Lord God of Israel cause you to mention His Name today. May He cause you to love His name and make it like a fragrant aroma in your life. Today, may the Lord God of Israel come to you and bless you.

For the Feed

When God hears you mention His Name, He will come to you and bless you. That means He will give you new opportunities, help you make new relationships. He will help you to get further faster.