After changing the name of my blog I've started on a journey to consider, "what is in a name". The Bible says, "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches;"(Proverbs 22:1). These are powerful words.
I know that there have been several incidences in the Bible where someones name is changed. The first one I can think of is when God changed Abram's name to Abraham (Genesis 17:5), which means the father of many nations.
Another name change occurred in the New Testament with Peter(Matthew 16:18). He starts out named Simon, but then God changes his name to Peter, saying, "upon this rock I will build my church."
What about the MANY different names of God:
El - Means God, mighty, strong, prominent
Elohim - A plural noun, meaning more than two
El Shaddai - God Almighty, or God sufficient
Adonai - Lord, Master
Jehovah - Yahweh - Lord in our English Bibles, this is His covenant name
Jehovah-Jireh - The Lord will provide
Jehovah-Rophe - The Lord who heals
Jehovah-Nissi - The Lord our banner
Jehovah-M'Kaddesh - The Lord who sanctifies
Jehovah-Shalom - The Lord our peace
Jehovah-Elohim - LORD God
Jehovah-Tsidkenu - The Lord our righteousness
Jehovah-Rohi - The Lord our shepherd
Jehovah-Shammah - The Lord is there
Jehovah-Sabaoth - The Lord of hosts
El-Elyon - Most High
Abhir - Mighty One
Branch - The Branch
Kadosh - Holy One
Shaphat - Judge
El Roi - God of seeing
Kanna - Jealous
Palet - Deliverer
Gaol - Redeemer
Magen - Shield
Eyaluth - Strength
Tsaddiq - Righteous One
El-Olam - Everlasting God
El-Berith - God of the covenant
El-Gobhor - Mighty God
Zur - God our Rock
Yeshua - Savior
Exodus 3:13-14 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the sons of Israel, and shall say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they shall say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? And God said to Moses, "I AM THAT I AM."
After seeing the many names of God, I can see why God said to call Him, I am that I am. If you need anything, He is there for you! What are you going through in your life today? Look over the many names of God and find the one that most fits in with your needs.
For me, Jehovah-Nissi is the one that I need right now. It means, The Lord our banner. I need to know that He is my covering as I walk in my new calling as a writer. There are as many names of God as there are needs in our lives. If there's a name you want to call on today, I'd love for you to share it with me. :)