Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11Shine, Shepherd, Boost, Goforth, and Light are just a few of the last names of friends who have what I call 'inspirational' last names. 'Shine' for Jesus. 'Shepherd' the flock of God. Knowing God gives us a 'Boost'. 'Goforth' and preach. Jesus is the 'Light' of the world. Surnames or last names used to be given by a persons trade such as Smith, Miller, Cooper, Boatwright, and I am sure you can easily think of more. I just find it very interesting. Also spellings changed too as probably folks could not spell or things were written wrong. My maiden name has various variations of Juett, Jewett,and Jouette.Often times parents name their babies Christian names for the meaning behind them. Our two sons are Matthew and Jonathan. Matthew means 'Gift of God' and Jonathan means 'God has given'. Special babies deserve special names. We are all God's children too. Some of us accept Him and other reject Him. Christian parents desire is that their children love and serve Jesus.
Have you named the name of Jesus? Is He Lord of your life and does He hold first place in your life daily or just when you feel like it? If you know you need to turn from evil and turn back to God do it today. Also if you are just sort of Ho hum about your walk with Him why not reflect on why and turn back to Him as well. He is the name above all other names by which men are saved. Call His name today!PRAYER: Today, not tomorrow, I need to decide I am all in for you and not just on Sunday. Use me in the lives of those around me to draw them to you. Search my heart and get rid of anything Lord that is making me believe lies of the enemy. In Jesus' name.Amen.