THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES

A lot of you have asked me about my name. You probably haven’t seen my name spelled this way, or pronounced this way. My name is Tania, and you pronounce it like Tanya Tucker, the country music singer. I asked my mom where she came up with my name, and she told me that one of her relatives married a lady whose daughter had that name. Mom said that she always loved the name, so she went with that. I asked her if she had a different name before deciding on that one, and she told me that they had picked out the name Wendy. Mom couldn’t remember who the name was for, but it was for either my sister or me. It had to have been for my very “windy” talking sister. Lol! It couldn’t have possibly been me. Hahaha!

Are you wondering what any of this has to do with a Sunday faith and devotional type of post? Last week, I talked about you having to open the door for the Lord, and how He would call out your name. This week, I wanted to talk about how you could call out to the Lord. Our method of communication with the Lord is through prayer. I don’t know about you, but prayer is something that I’ve struggled with over the years. In the Bible, Jesus gave us an example of how to pray, and that is known as The Lord’s Prayer.

Matthew 6:9-13

9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

I’ve looked at this prayer and recited it many times over the years. But, in all of the times that I’ve said this prayer, it never dawned on me that this was a “blueprint” on how to say a prayer, and not “THE” prayer that I had to say. But, Jesus said, “this is HOW you should pray,” not that this is WHAT you should pray.

The first thing that we start with is calling out His name. Jesus said that He is “OUR” Father, and not “MY” Father. So, calling the Lord is our Father, but He is a LOT more! I thought that I might share a few of the “names” that refer to OUR Father.

SOTER: “Savior”

Luke 2:11 and Matthew 1:1

11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:

 

LORD “KURIOS”

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

 

“I AM”

Exodus 3:14

14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

 

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

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.

 

The Lamb

Revelation 5:12

12 In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

 

The Good Shepherd

John 10:11

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

The name above all names

Philippians 2:9-11

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

There are hundreds of names in the Bible that represent the Lord, and these are only scratching the surface. Do you have a special name for the Lord? Be sure to share it with the rest of us so that we can add it to our list of names.

Have A Blessed Day?

 

 

 

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  1. Charlcy Green wrote:

    Tanya what a beautiful lesson for this Sunday! I so value your insight and your words of faith and I thank you for that. I speak to the Lord Jesus mostly but I also love the name Yahweh.

    Posted 7.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love that name also! Thanks for commenting and for loving the Sunday posts.

      Posted 7.12.20 Reply
  2. Anita wrote:

    Tania, I love Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end!! Thanks for your reminder of the Name Above All Names!! You have a blessed day!

    Posted 7.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I do love the Alpha and Omega. He was there in the beginning and He will be with us until the end.

      Posted 7.12.20 Reply
  3. Cyndy wrote:

    Thank you for this wonderful post, Tania! The names of God are such a beautiful reminder of who He is and why He is worthy of our praise! Have a blessed Sunday

    Posted 7.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Yes, He is so worthy to be worshipped and praised!

      Posted 7.12.20 Reply
  4. kristin greene wrote:

    I love how you started with your name and tied it into the Lord’s name. I liked all the scripture with different names you looked up. My favorite is “I Am” which you listed so I don’t have any new one to add.

    Posted 7.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      When I first read “I AM”, it threw me because I kept expecting a sentence. I Am Lord, I Am God, etc. Then I figured out that He is EVERYTHING!

      Posted 7.12.20 Reply
  5. Eve wrote:

    I use them all and I don’t have a special time or place for praying. I pray whenever the need arises which in my muddled life is several times a day. When anyone ask for prayer, I pray for that person. I wish I was better at this but I know God knows my heart and hears me. Most of the time it is more like “Lord, you know I’m a mess so could you help me get through my latest crisis” . Not making light of prayer but I find I talk to God in a way I can’t to anyone else. You can’t hide things from God so you might as well come clean, I need to learn to praise him more and thank him more, “Enter his gates with praise and Thanksgiving”
    Thank you for your Sunday post. It starts my week off just right.

    Posted 7.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I agree, Eve. We might as well come clean. I’ve been praying before and saying something that I knew wasn’t true in my heart. I’ve stopped before and just said, “you know that is not true, Lord. But, I want it to be true, so please change my heart.”

      Posted 7.12.20 Reply
  6. nicole wrote:

    We can never forget that God is with us through all our trials and this one too with this horrible virus. Thank you for your blog Tania.

    Posted 7.12.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am glad that He is alongside of us through every trial and tribulation.

      Posted 7.12.20 Reply
  7. Holly wrote:

    Tania, that was beautiful.
    Thank you

    Posted 7.12.20 Reply
  8. Linda Vanderson wrote:

    The verse that has been on my heart for the last few months is..Be still and know that I am God. It such a great reminder that he is in control, all I have to do is trust. I also want to thank you for your daily posts. I have a passion for following the Lord and I have always loved fashion and you have found a way to combine the two, I look forward to reading them everyday!

    Posted 7.12.20 Reply
  9. Lynn Watson wrote:

    Thank you for today. in my quiet time in the morning I always start with one of His names or His attributes and adore Him

    Posted 7.13.20 Reply
  10. Alison wrote:

    One of my best friends from high school writes her name Tanya, but pronounces it like you. She always had to tell people the same thing…like the country singer! Now that’s usually how I think about pronouncing the name, whether it’s written with an I or a Y. Any other way would just sound wrong to me. 🙂

    Posted 7.13.20 Reply
  11. Ingrid Skinner wrote:

    I love that the LORD is immutable; he never changes. Through all the ups and downs, and varying seasons of my life, he has been there. He is here with us today, and he will be there in whatever is ahead.

    Heb. 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

    Love your Sunday posts!

    Posted 7.13.20 Reply
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