“God also said to Moses, ‘Say to the Israelites, The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation.’” -Exodus 3:15

God’s people in the book of Exodus have been enslaved by Egyptians. God calls this young man at the time, Moses, into a cave. Moses came in, and saw God in the burning bush. He spoke to Moses and sent him to Pharaoh to lead his people out of captivity and into the Promised Land. He says I am the God of your ancestors, and the God of Israel. Then Moses says when I go to the children of Israel, whom shall I say sent me? What is your name? And God says I will certainly be with you for I am that I am. Therefore tell them Yahweh has sent you. God says that he’s giving Moses his name, which means that by carrying his name the very presence of God himself is with Moses. More importantly, it means that the authority of God is on Moses to do the things God can do. When you do things in God’s name, you do it with authority and with power. As Christians, we do it in the name of Jesus. All that we do is in the name of Jesus. When we pray, it’s in the name of Jesus, especially when we pray for a miracle. We’re praying for it in the name of God. Whatever you do, you do it in the name of God, whether you like it or not. You carry his name, which means you carry his personality, his person, his authority with you.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for your powerful name. Please help me to do all things in it and to bring glory to your name.

REFLECTION: What are some practical ways in which you can carry God’s name in your life?

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