What's in a Name?

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Philippians 2:9-11 says, “God highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him a name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on the earth and under the earth, and that every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Seriously!

What’s in a name? A lot! Each of our names have meaning, and it’s an interesting study to find out what your name means. Valerie means “of determined purpose.” It truly fits me in lots of ways. God made me for a determined purpose! That’s amazing! But my determination could be labeled tenacity at times; stubbornness at others. As for my purpose, may I fulfill what God made me to do. May my life add value to others and glorify God!

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
 And hears me when I call

One day, now or later, we will bow before Jesus, whose names means “God is Salvation”. Doing it now will lead to salvation and eternal life. Doing it after He comes back will only be an acknowledgment. While both give glory to God - if you haven’t done so already - I hope today will be the day.  And there you go!