More specifically, it was about the power of names.
In greater detail, the power of His name.
BUT...then I searched my nickname...I looked up "Bina" and what I found made me sit back and stare.
It is Hebrew in origin...and its meaning is "knowledge and/or insight".
And while nothing more than a group of Romans was listed under the search of my first name,
the information under the meaning of "Bina" showed that it is a variant form of "Sabina"...
which is a variant form of "Sabine"...
which is more than just a group of people or the name of a river in Texas.
(At least it wasn't a river in Egypt!!)
Now, I don't mean to sit here and say that I thought I had no meaning in life until I found out that my name had a "real definition",
...but, to be quite frank, for a moment there...
...when "Sabine" held no promise of a definition...
....I did a bit let down...disheartened even.
And in that simple internet search...
in that moment when the nickname given to me years ago showed to have the same meaning as the one bestowed upon me by my parents...
Well, I felt the sweet whisper from God's heart to mine...
I felt a renewed urge to get up and follow the One who named me with purpose...
I remembered that while my name has meaning,
His holds power...
...and I am His.
Kelly put it so well in her post:
His name is Jesus. Immanuel. "God with us."
"What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died — more than that, who was raised to life — is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
As it is written:
'For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.'
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
- Romans 8:31-39
I hope you will take the time to jump over to katdish's place at Hey look, a chicken because Kelly gives much more insight to this thought processes...and I am thankful to them both for this post as it stirred up the passion within my heart and soul...and reminded me to get up and get moving for Him.
On a side note...I would love to hear from you:
What does your name mean???
*Photo used is "Bina, Plain Up Close" by Julia Galvan, summer of '09 *
Looking up as always...