Saturday, July 10, 2010
What's in a Name?
Guest Artist: Christine
When I saw this delightful piece by Christine, it reminded me of how important our names are. When someone mentions your name, what kind of feeling do they get? When they hear your name, do they think of you as a cheerful person? Do they think of you as someone who is helpful?
Think of different people in the Bible and what their names mean to us. When we think of Noah, we think of the Great Flood. When we hear the name of Job, we think of someone who went through trials and tribulations
So names really do carry an essence with them. Our names are the way in which we are recognized. They are personal.
I think of how miraculous that concept is in regard to prayer. When I pray for each one of you, God knows exactly who I am talking about. He knows your name. He knows your needs. Out of all the people with your name in the world, when mentioned in prayer, He knows exactly who I am talking about.
But, it goes even further than that. In Psalm 139, the psalmist tells us that God knows when we sit down and when we stand up. It says He knows every word that we say.
In short, God knows everything about us. He knows if we are having a good day or a bad one. He knows what our needs are. But, like the psalmist, it is important to talk to Him and ask for help to work through things in a manner that only He can.
I marvel at how God answers prayers. He is never “a day late and a dollar short.” We may not know His entire plan, but when we ask to be part of it, that is when things start to flow.
I will consistently hold your names up in prayer and ask for wondrous miracles to be present in your lives.
Posted by Cindy Adkins at 8:46 PM