Sunday, February 25, 2018

Journaling through the Bible: A Name

"I am the Lord"

“And God spoke to Moses and said to him: ‘I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, 
to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, 
but by My name Lord I was not known to them.’” Exodus 6:2-3 NKJV
Names are so important. Over the centuries, some have even believed that names held power. When we are thinking about naming a pet, our character in a video game, and most especially our child, we spend hours, days, even months thinking about it. Lists are made. Names are struck out. Will we name our child after a loved one? Will we name our child after someone we look up to and respect?

God also said to Moses, 
“I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, 
to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, 
but by my name the Lord I did not make 
myself fully known to them. 

Exodus 6:2-3 New International Version (NIV)

I know when we were discussing our two younger children’s names I had a short list of those names that were important to me. For my son, it was relatives whom I admired and loved greatly. For my daughter, it was names I had always liked.

How do you pick your child's name?

Many keep their names secret online because they want to keep a level of anonymity. Personally, I do not share the first names of my children in my blog. So maybe names do have power?

With God willing to entrust us with His name, I know we are indeed His children.

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  1. God's names is one subject that I keep wanting to delve into more. Thanks for your post which is a reminder. So true that names are important. I personally don't like mine, but still when we hear our name sometimes it is nice. Over the many years of marriage, I rarely hear my name like I did when younger..lately it's just mom and now gramma too. :)
    Thanks for visiting and linking up so I could come visit.

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles Sunday Scripture Blessings

    1. Thank you...I have a love-hate relationship with own first name. But I gave my middle name to my daughter. After teaching her my first name, I have heard that almost as much as mom for a few days. :)

  2. I love studying the names of God!!! It is one of my favorite Bible topics. Love your journaling too thanks for sharing!!