“A person's name is to him or her the sweetest and most
important sound in any language.” – Dale Carnegie
Names can either be empowering or can cause great damage. Remember the rhyme we heard as children? “Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will _______?” You can fill in the blank by yourself. In reality, words, names can wound the spirit and crush a person’s whole being. As such, spiritual healing needs to take place in order to put aside those harsh bruises to the human soul.
1. Know your name. As we read the scriptures, we see that throughout the Bible, the people were very intentionally named and the meaning of their name became an important part of their identity. Individuals were challenged to live up to their name. We also read about names that were changed in order to bring about a new calling or purpose...