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Glory Central


Our heavenly Father, may the glory of your name be the center on which our life turns. - Luke 11:2 TPT

What a great prayer.

You’ve probably heard this verse translated like this:

Father, hallowed be Your name. - Luke 11:2 NASB

The only time you hear the word hallowed, or any part thereof today, it’s linked to Halloween. So when Brian Simmons translated the Lord’s prayer in Luke 11, he put a spin on it that you can wrap your heart and mind around.

Allowing the glory of the Father’s name to be the point on which our lives pivot would bring Him to the center or our every decision. It would create an awareness of God in our daily walk. This phrase helps me understand what it means to abide in the vine.

When I abide in Him and He resides in me, His glory and the glory of His name settles to the center of all I am, and then out of that center—that well of life—all my decisions flow—all my choices originate in the fountain head of glory at the center of my being.

Will you pray this with me today?

Our heavenly Father, may the glory of your name be the center on which our life turns.

Why His name? What’s so special about His name?

His name is His promise—His covenant.

Moses leaned His name—I AM.

Then Father, through the scriptures and finally through His son, revealed His nature, His character, and His covenant to us though His wonderful name.

Yahweh-Jireh “The Lord will Provide” (Genesis 22:14)
Yahweh-Nissi “The Lord is my Banner” (Exodus 17:15)
Yahweh-Mekaddesh “The Lord Sanctifies” (Exodus 31:1)
Yahweh-Shalom “The Lord is Peace” (Judges 6:24)
Yahweh-Rohi “The Lord is my Shepherd” (Psalm 23:1)
Yahweh-Tsidkenu “The Lord is Our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 23:5-6; Jeremiah 33:16)
Yahweh-Shammah “The Lord is There” (Ezekiel 48:35)

I AM the bread (John 6:35)
I AM the light of the world (John 8:12)
I AM the door of the sheep (John 10:7)
I AM the good shepherd (John 10:11)
I AM the resurrection, and the life (John 11:25)
I AM the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6)

That is some serious glory, some serious promises, and an amazing covenant. Let your life pivot on this. Let it be your core.

Jesus, be the center!

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Keep the light on.


For more thoughts on His great name, check out:

Thy Name, Part 1
Thy Name, 8 (well 9) Old Testament names of God
Thy Name, 7 (well 8) New Testament names of God

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9 thoughts on “Glory Central

  1. debbestillandlisten

    Thanks, Ben this is so good! Oh, yeah I wanted to tell you I gave Encounters With Jesus to a friend of mine who absolutely loves it!!! I have to buy some more now, which is an awesome thing.

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