Hallowed Be Your Name

Saturday night I had a hard time getting to sleep.  My mind was running a mile a minute.  Mostly because of a song, actually the chorus of a song, kept running through my mind.  It’s a song called, “Hallowed Be Your Name.”  Ron Kenoly sings it.  The lyrics go like this:

Hallowed be your name,

Hallowed be your name,

Hallowed be your name,

Lord and Majesty, divine authority,

Hallowed be your name.

Often times when a song is going through my mind, I think that God is trying to tell me something, maybe remind me of something.  The first thing that came to mind was, “What’s the definition of ‘Hallowed’?”    I thought, “revered, holy”.  So I decided to look up the definition.  Here’s what I found, “Holy, consecrated, greatly respected or revered.”

The song is a declaration – Holy, Consecrated, Revered, is the name of the Lord.  That means it’s a name that is to be spoken and thought of in reverence, not casually or carelessly.  God, even though He is our Heavenly Father, is to be honored and given the respect and reverence He is due.  In my mind He is my “Abba Father,” my Daddy.  That isn’t said in a flippant manner, but one of respect and acknowledgement of His authority over me.

My heart sings, “Hallowed Be Your Name” as my daughter’s song of love to my “Abba Father.”  Even in the turmoil of my mind I can sing a song of worship and adoration; and with it comes a sense of His presence and peace.  Hallowed Be Your Name, Father God!

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