What is In A Name?
(Belinda Foo, Pastoral Team Member, Prayer & Praise)
Revelation 19:11-21 (NIV)
These three verses in Revelation 19 struck me while I was walking to the beach for quiet time with the Lord – in my own words:
11 He is called Faithful and True.
16 On His robe and thigh this name is written ‘King of Kings and Lord of Lords’.
12 He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.
I can call out a person by the name I know him or her by;
He/She has a name given in an identity card or passport;
But only he/she himself/herself knows who he/she really is.
Do I have a name people call me by, mock me by, think of me by? Despite the name given to me in my identity card?
Do I know who I really am as a person? Warts and all?
His name is Faithful and True, Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
* Is this revelation and its application revealed and reflected actively in my life?
And if yes, am I applying the same principle in my life as a Christian in name?
* Is a new life revealed in the name given to me?
* If my ‘name’ is Faith, do I remain true to this ‘name’ in application to my daily life?
As I go through the different seasons of life, am I able to perceive the difference between what people call me and who I really am?
I will need to take the time to reflect on my daily life. To do this I can take up spiritual disciplines to gird and guide me, such as prayer and fasting, reflecting morning and night in every season of life.
Mysterious God, Name above all Names.
Grant me the grace and mercy to know who I really am, through Your Chosen Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.