Saturday, September 3, 2016

What's in a name?

My husband raised our daughters to be proud to be a Stewart.  He taught them to be proud of their Scottish heritage and of the clan they came from.  However, when each one of them got married they gave up the last name they were raised with and chose to take on the surname of their husband.

This week I sat on the balcony of the little apartment we were staying in on our vacation, sipping my morning coffee and having my devotions.  As I read Hebrews 11:16 in the Amplified Bible, I was blown away.  The God of the Universe chose to add a surname to His all encompassing name, I AM.  He chose to add I AM the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  This verse also declares that God is not ashamed to be called their God.  If you have the time, go back and read the accounts of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob recorded in the book of Genesis. These were definitely not flawless men.  Abraham had a lying problem which he seems to have passed down to his son and grandson.  Jacob became quite skilled in the art of deception.  Yet, God loved them and chose them and was not ashamed to proclaim to all that He was their God.  (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, September 4th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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  1. You have a gift, Elizabeth---one of discernment and ability to explain in beautiful language.

  2. I start to read Bible again after reading Your posts. Sometimes Your words help me to understand some places and words from it in different way. Thanks a lot!

  3. Thanks for sharing. We hope to teach our daughter pride in her heritage, but also the most important - heritage in the Lord. Love hearing your perspective as your daughters are now married- such a teaching truth for this young mother!

    God Bless,

    Laci Ortiz

  4. My current reading is in Hebrews..Just starting although have read some before, but was nice to read your scripture photo and the commentary on it. Praises to Jesus that God was forgiving even back then so that we are also today. :)

    visiting from Scripture and a Snapshot

  5. I also have Scottish roots! And yes, heritage is important in our household, too. But more than anything, being a child of the King is the best thing of all!



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