I am excited for next week to roll around. My son and his family will be coming to visit, and they are staying a week with me! They normally do this every year, but because of Covid, they couldn’t come in 2020. I will have all of my grandchildren within hugging distance for a whole week, and I can’t wait!!! It might get confusing since I am Nana to the Tennessee clan and NeeNee to the Virginia clan.
When my first grandchild was born, I became a Nana. Matti B. and her brothers call me Nana Tania and their other grandmother, Nana Teresa. When Emersyn was born, I just assumed that she would also call me Nana, and that is what I called myself when talking to her. However, one day out of the blue, she called me NeeNee, and it has been that way ever since.
Nana or NeeNee, I am the same person. I started thinking about all of the names that I have been in my life. I guess it all started with daughter and moved on to sister. It is crazy how many names or identities that I have had, and they just keep evolving. Depending on who I am with, the names will change.
When I am with Joe, then I am a wife, but if I am with my children, then I am a mom. Sometimes, I am a fashion blogger, and sometimes I am a faith and inspirational blogger. But, no matter what the name or identity, it is always ME.
After I went to bed the other night, I started praising the Lord in my prayers. I started with my Heavenly Father, who art in Heaven, and then started thinking about His other names. The names just kept tumbling through my mind, and it occurred to me that His name depended on the season I was in.
9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
When I need His guidance, He is a Wonderful Counselor. I will call out to Him to guide my ways, light my path, and help me have clarity in a decision. He is there for me!
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
But, if I am worried about something, He takes on the role of Comforter. He gathers me under His wings and holds me close to His breast. He understands my fears and soothes my soul. He is there for me!
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
For many who have a sickness, either themselves or a loved one, He becomes the Great Physician. He has the power to heal or injuries, and diseases don’t stand a chance when He is around. He creates miracles that baffle earthly doctors, and He is there for me!
26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”
If I feel like I am under attack, then He is my protector and warrior. He will fight for me, and He will send my attackers fleeing. I call to Him and ask Him to help me put on His armor for protection. He is there for me!
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, 10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
There are so many more names and identities that our Lord and our Savior have, and He is different for everyone depending on what is happening in their life. But, no matter the name, situation, or person calling out to Him, He is the same God. And, He is there for YOU!
Now, I would love for you to tell me some of your favorite identities for our Heavenly Father.
To God Goes The Glory!
Have a Great Day!