The GoodIdea/What is in a Name?

A name, we all have one, some have more than one. Some names designate family foundations, family traditions, family ancestors, and some names are newly founded.

All names have a meaning. Do you know the meaning of your name? Do you know how your name was established?

For instance my name means grace. My husband’s name means, tiller of the soil, dragon slayer. How many of us truly think about the meaning of names before we name our children? Our names can make a very important impact on our lives.

Take Jabez for instance, his name means pain. Can you just imagine the impact that this name had on this man? However, out of this he prayed a powerful prayer which many of us have prayed ourselves.

Names can be very powerful, can be meek, can be fruitful, can be commanding, can be sweet, can be descriptive, and can be life changing.

AND…the name above ALL names is Jesus Christ. The all-powerful One. The name given to the son of man, Son of God. He is Jesus, the Anointed One.

Matthew 1:21(NLT)

21 “And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”

So is the meaning of a name important… sure is. Your name will define you, will express you, and will enter in before you physically do.

His Name…..let us forever uphold His Name, praise His Name, give all glory to His name…..Honor His Name….Jesus.    I am Nancy

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