GodReflection: Power Words
Our town didn’t confer the title of Lord upon anyone.
I suppose I first heard the word Lord in church although I don’t remember the exact occasion. Later I heard it used as an exclamation that followed the word good.
I shouldn’t wonder that my first exposure came from my church environment since our people esteemed Scripture highly and Lord appears near seven thousand times throughout its pages.
Reared as a three-time per week church attendee and as a Sunday school enrollee, I suspect I heard the term Lord weekly.
LORD is indeed a big deal.
I run the risk of letting the holiest word become commonplace due to familiarity. It is far too easy to move briskly across Holy ground without the removal of my shoes.
I want the power of the word LORD always to be close enough to feel, to touch, and to smell. I want LORD grafted to my heart. Maybe a more accurate expression is to say I want my heart grafted into the LORD’s heart.
The grandeur of the LORD is such that it encompasses God, Jesus, and Spirit. Were I to spend the remainder of my life reading and re-reading the near 7000 verses in Scripture that mention His name, I would fall short of wrapping my mind around LORD.
He is the shepherd who provides me with cleansing, forgiveness, sight, water, and bread. His power makes Him LORD of heaven and earth.
He is the LORD who will judge the earth. He is the LORD who provides me shelter within His own body—His perfect church.
This LORD gets my vote.
However, He is ruler not by popular vote but by HOLY authority. By living under His Lordship, I will transition from life eternal in this world to eternal life in the next.
He deserves so much more. LORD must become a 24/7 power word that sticks closer to me than my own skin.
Dr. Gary J. Sorrells – A GodReflection on the Power Word LORD.