“…We’re called by different names at different time-frames in life. …”

What name are you known by?  At a much younger age, I was known as Charlemagne Juelawell Samuel Aloysius Brookshireburgerstein… with a nick name, known simply, as “Sam.”  Seriously…my brother called me SAM, because he thought it made me sound “tough.”  It didn’t work…of course.  My brother was known as Walter, Walt, WW, or Bubber.  My other brother was known as Phil, Phillip, Michael, Mike, or Sonny.  Mike pretty much prevailed over the years.  A half-brother was Henry, Hank, Clifford, or Cliff…with Henry prevailing.  My Grandson is Charles Juel Brooks, III, and has for many years, been known as Chaz, but more recently, he’s called CJ.  My point is…we’re called by different names at different time-frames in life.  Childish names when younger, and more mature names when older.  And, even our professions seem to dictate our name.  For some banker types, and attorneys… they prefer a name like… C. Juel Brooks.  Even sex plays a part.  Some ladies like to be known more by their middle name than their first name, as in… Mary Clayton Brooks, would be MaryClay when younger, and then, later, maybe M. Clay Brooks in a more professional setting…mostly just to confuse people as to their gender.  How many different names would you think that God is known by?  My research provides 72 different names, even more if you want to be crazy…like “The Man Upstairs” which is sacrilegious at best.  The most commonly used Names among the primary religions would be:  God, Jesus, Christ, Father, I AM, Creator, Jehovah, Teacher, Master, Lord, Almighty, and Emanuel.  There are many names that we use in calling out to the Lord.  I prefer: God, Lord, or Jesus.  It really doesn’t make any difference as long as we are RESPECTFUL, SINCERE, and LOVING.  But the message is:  Regardless of the name we use…He is there…always…The God of Love; The God of Patience.  Jeremiah 24:7 – I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord.  They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart. …Blessings…cjlb…4/21/1

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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