|What's in a name?|
"I will extol you, my God and King,
and bless your name forever and ever." Psalm 145:1-2
I asked my students this past week if they knew the meaning of their name. Some did, but many did not.
So, I wrote some names on the board along with their meanings. The kids were interested, especially since some of their names were on the board:
Peter- the rock (foundation)
Ruth- loyal friend
Alexander- defender of men
Nathaniel- gift of God
Names of God
It was fun to see them realize that names have meaning. Some students knew the origin of their names: family members, special family friends, movies, songs, etc.
But very few knew the meaning.
I took a class a while back about the names of God that are listed in the Bible. It was very encouraging to discover His names and their meanings.
Is it no wonder that we, His creation, desire to be named something special? We were created in His image.
I spent the last few weeks praying that God's name would be set a part as holy by all His saints.
I acknowledged that His name a lone is worthy of our praise and adoration. No other name in heaven or on earth deserves such glory.
Want an amazing worship experience in your prayer time this week?
Begin by praising God's holy name. Ask that His name be set apart, sanctified, on earth by every living thing. Pray that His name would not be slandered or used as a curse word. Pray that His saints, all believers who call upon His name, would set it a part as holy.
You will experience that feeling of His holy presence as you pray.
Jesus taught us to pray this way for a reason....
God's name means something.