He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It's All In The Name

From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. Selah
(Psalm 61:2-4)

God, a name that is above ALL names. The psalmist calls out to Him, why, because He knew in whom he could find rest, protection, wisdom, shelter, and comfort.

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
(Psalm 18:10)

God, who's name is a Strong Tower, where we, His saints, are lifted up above our enemies and fortified against them.I trust Him tonight,WE, we as a staff and community place our trust under no other name than the Lord's. Matthew Henry says:

"There is enough in God, and in the discoveries which he has made of himself to us, to make us easy at all times. The wealth laid up in this tower is enough to enrich them, to be a continual feast and a continuing treasure to them. The strength of this tower is enough to protect them; the name of the Lord is all that whereby he has made himself known as God, and our God, not only his titles and attributes, but his covenant and all the promises of it; these make up a tower, a strong tower, impenetrable, impregnable, for all God’s people"

Wow, God is all that for us. We as a community (and staff) believe that and that (and so much more) is why after much prayer and discussion, we have named our church- Strong Tower at Washington Park. We believe God is THE strong tower and we believe that He is that for us right where we are, on the west side of Montgomery in a neighborhood called Washington Park. I prayed tonight that our interest would be in God’s name,I pray that we as a church would go out of ourselves and retire from the world, live above, dwell in God and God in us so that we are safe in Him. God's promise and power is a rock that is higher than us all. That Rock is Jesus Christ. May we all run to Him, for He is the only one that can draw men unto Himself and transform our city.