What’s In a Name?

me and Jeff


A few years ago, a repairman came out to my house to fix some things. He greeted me several times as Mrs. Manning. This new name was starting to stick. I was a new bride. When the repairman left, he repeated it, “Have a good day, Mrs. Manning.”


On that day I began to think about how I represented my husband. My husband has a title to his name. He is in several positions of authority. My appearance–how my home looked–how I spoke and everything about me was a reflection of who I am, but also who my husband is. Let me take this a step further. When the children of Israel left Egypt, Egypt represented sin– it usually does.   They started out on a journey towards the Promised Land not knowing what all they would face getting there.


They fought giants, and they murmured and complained about the lack of water, food, even the leader HaShem had placed over them. At times they missed their old life of sin, and they said things like, “We remember the fish which we used to eat free in Egypt, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic, but now our appetite is gone. There is nothing at all to look at except this manna” (Numbers 11:5-6 NASB).
Let’s go back to Egypt!
Think back to when you first asked Yeshua to be LORD of your life. What is the definition of the Lord?

Lord: “A person who has authority, control, or power over others; a master, chief, or ruler.”  That was the day you married the King of Kings. He became more than Lord. He also is a friend, a companion and a lover of your soul. You now represent HIM. You are HIS BRIDE! Hurry, look in the mirror and see yourself dressed in all His Glory. He said this about YOU–
“How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves behind your veil; Your hair is like a flock of goats That have descended from Mount Gilead” (Song of Solomon 4:1 NASB).
Let’s think back to before we were married to Jesus/ Yeshua–what did our life look like then? Did we smell like leeks, onions, and garlic? Were we beaten by our slave masters and kept in bondage by the things that controlled our flesh? We need to thank HIM for where He has brought us from.
“He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint” (Deuteronomy 8:15 NASB).
Yeshua is the Word made flesh. He is the Light. He is the Lamp. He is the Torah. When we place His Commandments above the world’s ways, we are as a beautiful bride, indeed.
So back to my name and your name and the importance of this. If you are reading this and you asked Jesus/ Yeshua to become Chief in your life, He came, and He breathed His Holy Ruach Breath upon you. You became his bride. I am Jeff’s new bride; I represent him. I also represent Jesus/ Yeshua. Everything I say, do, wear, my home, even how I walk, represents Him. Now that I am married, he has given me a set of Commandments (Torah Instructions) to follow and a book on how to be the most beautiful bride.


His instructions give us tips on how to enhance our beauty, from Glory to Glory. It instructs us how to win races and how to love our enemies. It tells us how to get out of debt, run a business well, how to treat our neighbors and even a whole chapter on how to be a great wife empowered by His Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 31 is often called “The Proverbial woman.”  I want to be the best wife I can be to both my Maker, My Husband, and my earthly husband. I want to look good on the inside and the outside. Don’t you? Who do we represent? This is what is behind knowing His Name. We can get the pronunciation correct, but what about the actions that go with being a name bearer. You can have a son or daughter that correctly pronounce your name but treat you with dishonor, lack of respect, and never even call you or share intimacy with you.


“For your MAKER is your HUSBAND–the LORD Almighty is his NAME–the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth” (Isaiah 54:5 NIV).
Paul said,
“So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” (2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT).
You are His Ambassador. You are His Bride. You are His child. Let’s make Daddy proud!




5 Comments Add yours

  1. Deb says:

    I want to represent God in a way that will help bring others to him. I fail miserably every day. I want my heart to be filled with his will and his will alone, but then I selfishly satisfy my own will. AHHH it is such a struggle within myself that I am constantly loosing, but I will never stop struggling, trying to represent God well, and to put his will first. I pray for his forgiveness for when I fail in sin.
    Thank you for writing this Mrs. Manning.


    1. Thank you for reading it Mrs Testa! I love you


  2. Terri says:

    Great article. I need to think about who I represent more often. Just because GOD knows my heart, does’t mean anyone else does and I am surely misunderstood frequently, because of my mouth! Yes I fail all the time as well.


    1. Thanks Terri for taking the time to read my thoughts! I fail too much myself!


  3. Kathy Jennings says:

    Thanks Mrs. Manning, I needed that reminder! I’m too independent!


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