Significance in a Name

Have you ever thought about someone’s name?

Those feelings associated with just hearing a particular name. It could be  a friend, family member, spouse, child, or even an enemy.

You were probably just feeling some emotions as you read, the different categories above.
You probably felt the love of a particular family member, endearment of a certain child, or even the animosity of your worst enemy.

How do those emotions develop just by hearing the name of someone?

Well, the answer is their known character.

If you think about a parent, you probably feel love because you know who they are. Or perhaps you thought of a friend who you love like family.

I’m sure you get the point, but let’s take it even further than that…

How do you develop these unplanned and unintentional emotions connected to someone’s name?

Relationship…. period.

Good, bad, sad, or extreme happy emotions they all stem from a relationship with that character.
So let’s have a moment of transparency shall we…

What do you feel when you hear the name, Jesus? (Take a moment and really analyze that)
Can I just share with you that there was a time when I felt nothing. It wasn’t bad, good, hurt or happy… just nothing. Do you want to know why?

Because I had absolutely no relationship with Him… You can’t associate a characteristic with someone you have never known….

Don’t get me wrong I had heard the name Jesus, the majority of my life. But because I didn’t know Him personally I could not relate to those letters J-E-S-U-S…. It was just a word to me. He wasn’t even really a “who” to me… just a word.

It’s been two and half years since I made the decision to learn who JESUS was. I can now say, I have more emotions that run through my heart than I could even begin to tell you about.

This is not to say “oh look at me I know JESUS,” no, no, no, no…
This is just to say…

Please, take the time to look inside your heart and make your own analyzation. You are the only one who can make this determination.

What’s inside of your heart and thoughts when you hear the name, Jesus?
Ask yourself based on your determination is it time to find out more about Him?
Either for an actual establishment of who He is or clarity on what HE really means to you….

Friends it’s time….
It’s time for us all to go deeper into our journey with the one who created us.

The one who knows us better than anyone here.
It’s time to build relationship with the Lord God almighty.
It’s time to commit to picking up your bible, getting down on your knees, and speaking to the one who created you.

You can have a relationship with the almighty, most high, most loving, most abundant, most resourceful, most powerful, most encouraging, most knowledgeable, most concerned for you God that there is.

God bless you on your journey to find out who Jesus Christ really is to you, and then to find out what you really are to Him. See a relationship is not one sided. That’s the best part. He is filled with thoughts and feelings of love for you already. It’s time to dive into that relationship that will succeed all others, more than you can imagine.

 

*Jeremiah 29:13 – If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.*

-Jenny