Monday, December 19, 2011

What's In a Name?

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given
And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6, New King James Version)

What's in a name? Have you ever wondered the significance of your name? Perhaps your child's? A friend's? Well, there's a person whose name means more than any of our names. His name is Jesus. His name can mean whatever you need Him to be for you. Do you need a counselor? He's the one. Do you need peace? He's your source of peace when you feel weak and like your world is crumbling around you. Have you had a miracle happen in your life? He is a Mighty God! He's mighty beyond any of our weaknesses or temptations. Let me encourage you, ladies, if you need peace; call out to the only one who can give you that peace. If you need counsel, go to the best counselor of all. Beyond any of these names however, there's one that's often overlooked. He's wonderful! When we're up on the mountain, it's not hard for us to say He's wonderful. The hard time is when we're going through a trial. Even then, He's wonderful. I want to end this month of Christmas focus devotions with this thought. When you can't praise Him for what you're going through, praise Him for who He is. Praise Him for being your counselor. Praise Him for being a Mighty God. Praise Him for being your Prince of Peace. Praise Him for being Wonderful. Let's just praise Him because He's worthy!

Father, we give you praise You today. We praise you for sending your son in that manger that precious night.
We praise You because He didn't stay there! He died on that cross so we could have life! Lord we give you praise and we love You. In Jesus Name, Amen.!


  1. Great thoughts, Jamie!! Especially love this:
    The hard time is when we're going through a trial.
    Amen to that, and what great advice -- we can ALWAYS praise Him for Who He is: our Redeemer, our Righteousness, our Friend... the list is endless!

    May He bless you richly this Christmas week!
    Love you, sweet friend!!

  2. "When you can't praise Him for what you're going through, praise Him for who He is." Wise counsel, Jamie. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.
    I pray God's blessing as you celebrate the Gift and the Giver!

  3. Jamie, this was awesome! Your writing is getting stronger and stronger. You go girl! Your words have really encouraged me. Love you!

  4. Jamie , it is a great post and I do wish someday I can write what is in my thoughts like you. That is why I love reading other peoples post, they seem to write what I have thought of. I do believe being a Christian is not easy BUT it keeps easier if we give Jesus our problems, He will take care of it for us, isn't it great?

    Anita Santa Cruz Taylor