What name does God call you?
January 5, 2007
Names. We all have them, but what do they mean to us?
If you’re in a room and someone says your name then your body will probably make an automatic reaction. Scripture tells us that God calls us by name, so is there something more to a name than it being something convenient to call someone, is there something important in the meaning?
We see people in the Bible call their children after a circumstance or situation, or as a prophetic sign of what they are to become. I know of some parents-to-be who pray and ask God for a name for their child, so should parents place a greater emphasis on naming their child for a reason rather than giving them a name they like?
I was shocked to discover that my name meant ‘bitter’. Most parents will go through a baby name book and look at the meaning of a name before deciding what name to give their child, or will wait til after the birth to see what their character is like and name accordingly.
God calls us by name, but maybe it’s a name different to our earthly one, for i believe He would’ve had a pet name for us even when in our mother’s womb. What is God’s pet name for you? I know someone who felt God revealed to them that their name was ‘puny mite’, another sensed theirs was ‘sacrifice’.
What is God’s name for you? Perhaps ask Him today, because it might reveal to you something of your identity.