35 The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of the city from that day shall be, ‘The Lord is there.’” Ezekiel 48:35
The prophet Ezekiel envisioned a new name for a new city, “Jehovah Shammah.” Translated, “The Lord is here,” this prophesied that even though the temple had been destroyed and the city of God’s people invaded, God would build a new city, with a new name. Ezekiel’s prophecy points not only to a physical place, but more importantly to the spiritual reality.
A new way of understanding God’s will came with a new name. In a way, naming something denotes knowing something fully, such as when Adam named the animals; or it can declare what we hope for through faith, such as when someone receives a new name (Simon to Peter; Jacob to Israel).
Begin this year by looking around at the places you live and work.
Would you like to see a change? Give it a new name!
Here’s a resource for your prayer time during this series: 30-days-praying-the-names-of-god
This calendar was provided by the Navigators, available at their website: 30 Days of Praying the Names and Attributes of God