Saying “Gay!” versus “G**!”

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Because of my book and devotion to not taking the Lord’s name in vain, my very best friend brought to my attention a podcast she “happened” to catch. She listens to many broadcasts on various subjects as she goes about her day. This particular topic was what words people hate to hear or say. Continue reading

You Are Worthy, Our Lord and God

You are worthy, our Lord and God

“God’s name is so important that in heaven the very mention of it evokes worship.” – The Joy of Faithful Obedience by Dr. Bill Bright

Imagine if every time we hear the name of God or His title name God, we embrace the desiring need to worship Him that very moment. How glorious! That is a truth Dr. Bill Bright shared in his book The Joy of Faithful Obedience Continue reading

“Doing” In The Name Of Jesus

In the name of Jesus

What does it mean to “Do” something in the name of someone else?

Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues  and prophesied. Acts 19:4-6 Continue reading

10 ways to Lift Him Up

10 ways to Lift Him Up

We please God each time we lift up His holy name. Appropriate actions and words prove our hearts are right with Him; He who created Christian hearts in the first place.

I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 11:19 Continue reading

This Is Not A Welcome Greeting, Fort Worth

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Understanding the history of God’s name will help us to better understand the third commandment.

I walked up to a souvenir store in Fort Worth, and saw this t-shirt prominently displayed on a mannequin in their window. It made me  wonder what kind of message the owner was trying to shout at the customers. As Christians, there is only one way to view this tee – from outside the store! Continue reading

Break The Chain – OMG and Oh My G**!

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This post marks the 100th message for the Lift Him Up blog. To celebrate this milestone, a new tab has been introduced on the menu bar: Break The Chain.

Since August of 2014, Lift Him Up has praised, revered, glorified and lifted up our Creator’s title – God. To do any less in our everyday-God-given-lives, is blaspheme. So consider today’s message as extra special to our Father, because I invite you to Break The Chain of misusing His name! Break The Chain was created as a format for you to post your personal commitment to refraining from this social misuse. Or a place to talk about any misuse of God’s name you have seen or heard, and how you feel about it.  Continue reading