DAY 42 OF 365 IN 2021
Genesis 2:9 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name
The task of ‘naming’ was given to man right from the beginning. Thus, even today, when someone makes a discovery or invents something, they choose what to name it. It really doesn’t matter what convention or principles of naming are followed.
In the garden of Eden today, we see God present his creation to man to name them and scripture reports ‘whatever he named them, that became official’. This principle of naming translates to our present day for not only do we ‘name’ living things, but also situations and emotions.
Interestingly, whatever a situation is named, it appears the name has an enforceable authority and begins to manifest. When we call a situation ‘ challenging’, or ‘an impossibility’, things mysteriously begin to align in a manner that seems to fit that name.
What you name it becomes certified and accepted.
So in scripture, we read about individuals whose names had to be changed to reflect the alternate dimension that had become certified in their lives. An amendment to the existing authority their old names carried: Abram to Abraham, Jacob to Israel and Benoni to Benjamin. That changed the label placed on a situation or the person.
Beloved, maybe, it’s about time we also did some renaming: where the weak say they are strong and the poor say they are rich. Where challenges become stepping stones and impossibilities becomes possibilities. It’s time to re-certify the names and labels attached to the emotions, situations and people around us.