The name TRUE Daughters itself lends expression to our vision. Over the past seven years this name continues to reveal layers of meaning. I am so excited to continue to flesh out deeper revelations of what it is to be a TRUE Daughter and to be part of The Rise Up Effect. To get everyone on the same page here is the story of how we got our name.
God put this ministry in my heart with the purpose of gathering the daughters who have chosen, or with a little encouragement will choose, to step into all God has designed them to be. He has shown me that these girls that latch arms and press forward will have the commitment of Ruth with the courage of Esther. These girls will RISE UP and be set apart. So, naturally RISE UP had to be a part of the name.
But honestly, RISE UP by itself sounded a lot like a command. This ministry is an invitation, not an order. I also felt strongly this ministry should be a "particular, unique, a set apart thing," just like the girls that are going to be a part of it! So...I added the article THE. In the English language, THE is used before a noun which denotes a "certain thing." Even though RISE in RISE UP is really a verb, implying an action, by putting "THE" in front of RISE changes it to a noun. Now the name and meaning of this ministry is a certain, moving thing. BUT…THE RISE UP? I was getting closer, but it still sounded a little awkward.
At this point, I'm tossing around the name "The Rise Up" when I distinctly heard the Holy Spirit speak, "You know that spells TRU(e)..." "Yeah, but without the E," I muttered. So, I started praying. Finally, I went to the dictionary and started searching through the words beginning with the letter E. There were plenty of good words beginning with the letter E, but when I read the definition of EFFECT, I knew it was the final piece of this ministry’s name. According to the dictionary, EFFECT is the power to produce results, force, validity, and influence; the state of being effective, accomplishment or fulfillment.
I finally had the name and its meaning: T.R.U.E.
T he - a particular thing
R ise - to come into action
U p - at any point that is considered higher
E ffect - with purpose or intention
The greatest part is that “TRUE” is everything we would all like to be: not false, genuine, authentic, sincere, not deceitful, loyal, faithful, reliable, exactly formed and fitted, trustworthy, honorable. Finally, Daughters... no matter our age, we are all daughters of the King. So, consider yourself officially invited to become part of a movement, a force on the earth that is forming with purpose and intention to align ourselves with the business of God in order to RISE UP and become TRUE DAUGHTERS of the King.
"Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you." Psalm 86:11 (NLT)
Janel Dinley, Founder