“The One Who Lifts My Head”

Hebrews 13:15

Therefore, by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

How or why could praise be a sacrifice? How do you eat the fruit of your lips? What is giving thanks to his name? And why not just Thank Him?

There’s allot of questions behind this one verse if you meditate on it for a second, but let’s break it down and find the fruit within.

Have you ever been so devastated by a sudden circumstance or tragedy that you didn’t know what to say or even think? The loss of a loved one where the hurt is so heavy that it feels like your soul has an anchor on it? You can’t much less even talk but you force yourself to say “Glory be to God the Most High and the Most Holy God, Blessed be His Name!” This is your sacrifice of praise! It took all your remaining will to Thank God and this is the fruit of your lips.

But here’s where it gets deeper in the things of the Lord, did you notice the first three words? Therefore, by Him. Here is where God establishes His character. By Him you will have the strength to give Him praise! This is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit within you coming forth. We can see the meaning behind this by looking at

2 Corinthians 12:9

But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may reside in me.

Whenever you feel as though you don’t have the strength to move forward, remember that Christ is made strong through your weakness! I have noticed the times that I had nothing left physically or emotionally that Jesus showed up. Now I realize that when I have worked to exhaustion is when Christ can be made strong. When you reach that point where you want to stop and rest get excited and move on because now you will get to see a miracle working God!

And what is giving Thanks to His name? And why not Him? What are some of the names of God?

Elohim, (God of Might and Power) Jehovah Nissi (Lord of Victory and Miracles) Jehovah Rophe (Lord of Health and Healing)

Let’s try one, Thank you God of Might and Power! Thank you Lord of Victory and Miracles!

You see when you give Thanks to His Name He is proclaiming back to you who He is and what He wants to be in your life at this very moment! Glory to God!

He is: Rum Rosh

“The One Who Lifts My Head”


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