Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A PIECE OF MY HEART...what's your name?

I noticed that the older I get, the harder it is to remember names. I used to have this awesome memory where once I saw an address or dialed a phone number, I could remember it for a very long time. But somehow remembering names comes so difficult for me now.

This is not a good thing to happen to you when you are standing at the church entrance greeting people on sunday morning. It is imperative to be able to remember names. Not only remember names, but remember the correct names. How embarrassing to call someone by the wrong name. Have you ever done that?

Wouldn't it be great if people just had multiple names, that way no matter what we called them, we would not mess it up? God has many names for Himself that He wants us to remember. What I love about the names of God, is that each name tells us something about Who He is! The more names that we can remember, the more His name becomes sweeter and sweeter to us.

YAHWEH-YIREH: The Lord provides
YAHWEH-ROPHI: The Lord Who heals
YAHWEH-NISSI: The Lord our banner
YAHWEH-SHALOM: The Lord is peace
YAHWEH-ROHI: The Lord my shephard

That is just a few of the great names of God. Each one has so much meaning. You can't go wrong by calling Him by name ~ no matter what name you call out, it brings hope, peace, love and forgiveness.

PROVERBS 18:10 "The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to Him and are safe."

ROMANS 10:13 "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

Now, I can't think of any better name than the name of Jesus ... can you?


gemini said...

There is no other name but Jesus. thanks for sharing. visiting and have a wonderful day.

Debbie said...

Nope, not a better name...I love it when He say's...."I am the great I AM...perfect. Have a great day Lauri...

Holly said...

No I can't. No better name than the name of Jesus.... This is for certain.

Denise said...

Definitely, the most precious name ever.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog and your prayer blog. Thanks for updating I have to comment on the joy of the Lord on your prayer blog. I reminds me of when my kids were little and I use to blast the "Donut Man" music while were clean. He had a song on this verse. lol anyway thanks for blessings us with both blogs.

Erika :)