Scripture Reading: Genesis 35:1
And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
Reflection: Rachel died in the process of delivering her baby boy. Before giving up the ghost, she managed to name him as Benoni. This received a quick rebuttal from her husband Jacob who changed the baby’s name to Benjamin. Having come from a background where he had been affected by the power in a name, Jacob knew that the name Benoni which means ‘son of my sorrow’ will ill affect the destiny of the child. The child would have been bound to live a life full of sorrows. His option for the name Benjamin, meaning ‘son of my right hand ‘ tells it all- the child will occupy a position of authority which will enable him to rule in life. The story establishes that there is power in a name which can drive your destiny in a particular direction. Ask the Lord to remove any contrary power in your name and to infuse HIS power into your name!
Prayer: Lord, please deliver my name from any contrary power!