CALLING & NAMING

CALLING & NAMING

Ayo Ajani

 

 

“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.” Genesis 2:19

 

 

One of the very first tasks God gave man was to call and name the animals that He had created.

 

As simple as that may sound, it shows you the potential and ability that God almighty placed in mankind.

 

It’s important to note that the scriptures says that whatsoever Adam called them became the name thereof. So in a sense, it wasn’t a naming exercise like many say. It was more of a ‘calling’ exercise. I’d explain this.

 

Adam wasn’t speaking English nor even Hebrew as at this time. We are not sure what language he may have been speaking. So it wasn’t as though Adam was the one who named the King of the jungle, Lion. Languages were still rather primitive and undeveloped as at this time.

 

What Adam did was to call them and that became their name.

 

Calling as used here refers to describing a thing by its character and nature. As such, when Adam saw the Lion, he called it the king of the jungle, the fierce hunter… With his words, Adam gave Gods creation its character and attributes.

 

Adam became a co-creator with God. God created these living creatures but Adam gave them their characters through his words.

Even though God placed these attributes in them, they remained latent till Adam called them forth.

So the cheetah is the fast animal it is not necessarily because God made it so, but because Adam called it so.

 

This was the exact same thing that Adam did when he saw his wife for the first time. He described her as the bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. He then called her a woman.

This is the honor that God has given to us. We are co-creators with Him. On one hand, it’s a mighty blessing. On the other, it’s a dangerous thing.

 

Whatever we call a thing, so shall it be to us. We have the God-given ability to give anything character and attribute with our words.

As such, what a thing, a situation or circumstance is to us is what we have called it.

Start calling forth the potential in your life, your kids, that situation today!

 

You have the ability to do so.

CONFESSION

Dear Father, thank you for choosing to honor me with the divine ability to create. With my words, I shape the world I desire. Thank you for your Spirit that guides me. Therefore, I call myself  supernaturally blessed, highly favoured and all things work together for my good. In Jesus Name. Amen

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN

2 Chronicles 24:1-25:28

Romans 12:1-21

Psalms 22:19-31

Proverbs 20:8-10