Have you ever thought about the emotional attachment we have with our name?
It’s really quite powerful if think about it. For example, it can make us feel important when it’s remembered or insignificant when it’s forgotten. We can feel appreciated when it’s mentioned and overlooked if it’s left out. It can even make us feel special to see it listed alongside other noteworthy individuals or as small as an ant if it’s not.
So why the emotional attachment to our names? Well, besides the fact that we’ve been answering to them all of our lives, I think it’s because it intimately connects us to others.
Every morning before my husband leaves for work he kisses me good-bye tells me he loves me, and dashes out the door. I’ve come to love our little morning routine and if my husband were to suddenly stop I’m sure I would miss it. But it’s in those unrushed moments when he looks into my eyes and softly says, “I love you, Kelly.” that I truly feel connected to him. Hearing him say my name makes his words seem so much more intimate. It’s as if he is saying to me, “I see you. You matter. I love all of you.”
Pretty powerful huh?
As I write this I’m reminded of how much God loves and cares for us. We matter to God and he wants us to get to know him better so we can have a more intimate relationship with him. One of the ways we can get to know God better is by studying his names.
Did you know God has hundreds of names? And that those names not only speak to the greatness of His character but also show us how He works in our lives? One of those names is El Roi: The God Who Sees You.
Next week on the blog I am excited to have Wendy Blight sharing about El Roi: The God Who Sees You! She has such a passionate heart for sharing God’s word with others. I invite you to join us and discover a little bit about the power of the names of God.
Wendy Blight is a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries’ First 5 Writing Team and serves as the Proverbs 31 On-Line Bible Study Small Group Ministry Training and Development Coordinator. She is a national speaker, Bible teacher, attorney, and author of 3 books including her newest Bible Study: I Know His Name: Discovering Power in the Names of God. She most enjoys helping women, through Bible study, gain confidence so that they can tackle life’s problems through God’s Word.
Wendy’s favorite place to be is at home in Charlotte, North Carolina writing and enjoying time with her husband, Monty, and their two children, Lauren and Bo.
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