Whatever You Call It
Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
One of the most remarkable days in the life of any man is the day he is christened. Several forces that come to play in the future of a man is determined by this singular event. The future of many had been sold to struggle and hardship by the very ones who ought to declare beautiful things into the life of christened. Benjamin, “son of the south” or “son of the right hand” would have been called Benoni meaning “son of my sorrow” but for the intervention of the father, Jacob Gen. 35:18. Jabez never had someone to caution his mother when she declared him Jabez, “he makes sorrowful”. He had to pray to God ceaselessly to change his story I Chron. 4:9-10. Ichabod never had an opportunity to change his and he lived with the sorrow of the pain I Sam. 4:21.
A child has no right, or should I say does not have the power to refuse a name given to him during christening. The child doesn’t even understand the power in his name until when he grows up to understand the power and the effect it has on him.
As a high ranked being, as Priests and Kings Rev. 1:6, as Sons of God I John 3:1. We have the audacity, the authority to call every situation by whatever name we want them Job 22:28, John 14:13.
God didn’t interrupt Adam while he was naming the creatures. God is not going to interrupt the storm. He wants to see and hear you take authority over the storms of your life. You have to be wise, be guided and be cautious in naming the seemingly life crushing issues.
The times are here to christen life challenges, let the Holy Spirit help you in naming them right.
Let us pray: I take authority over the storms of my life. I will overcome.