What’s in a name

img_3965One day I felt led to ask the Lord the meaning of my name.  I began by googling the definition.  Susan means graceful lily.  Lily in Hebrew shushan or shoshan means whiteness.  Michelle means close to God.

Then, I asked Holy Spirit for clarification.  I envisioned a white lily resting on a lily pad.  I imagined jumping off of the pad and going deep into the water.  The roots went as far as I could see.  From on top of the pad, the white of the flower contrasted from the darkness of the water.  The moon’s light reflected off of the water, just as we are to be a reflection of Him.  The light was radiant, peaceful, beautiful. The lily pad rested on top of the water.  It moves in sync with the water and the water is necessary for it’s survival.  Water often is symbolic of the Holy Spirit.  (I rest in Him, I cannot depart from Him and He will take me to deeper levels of intimacy).

The flower is delicate to the touch.  It is soft and flexible.  It won’t break, but it will tear.  I could hear a waterfall in the distance and smelled the lily.  It had a beautiful fragrance, one that was pleasing to the Lord!  Bees came to pollinate the flower.  Once they tasted/drank it’s nectar; they go and deposit what they’ve received to another flower.  What a beautiful image of what we are to do with Christ’s love!



Published by Susan Rice

I am a daughter of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! I am humbled that He calls me His own! I am learning to walk more boldly and confidently in who He has created me to be. My prayer is others will come to know Jesus as their Savior, identify with who they are in Him so they too can walk out the calling He’s places on their lives!

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