Years ago God slipped this into my mind. Beloved.
I thought this morning we might find means for our own name. We only have to ask God how He values us and look up a verse for it!
Let’s try Fred.
F- Faith (Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1, NIV)
R- Rejoice (Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again. (Philippians 4:4, NIV)
E- Encouragement (You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry (Psalm 10:17, NIV)
D-Discipline (Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.(Proverbs 19:20, NIV)
Fred- full of faith, rejoicing in encouragement and discipline!
Wherever you are Fred, the Lord popped your name into my head. I could have used Jim, Samantha or Herod but the Lord gave me Fred. Be encouraged today, no matter what.
Try this little exercise friend. Let me know what God says about you.
Prayer- Lord, help us choose the names that you would choose for us. Amen.