What’s more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram. Instead, you will be called Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations. - Genesis 17:5
A new covenant with the LORD brought a new name for Abram. No longer would his name mean "exalted father", he now would be the "father of many". His destiny changed when the LORD made a new covenant with him. He was not just to be the father of Isaac, but the father of a nation set apart by God to be a light to the world.
In the same way, when I became a disciple of Christ my destiny changed. While my name may stayed the same, I took on a new identity. An identity defined by the fact that I am...
- A New Creation
These words are good for me to think about and meditate on each day. They define who I am. My past mistakes, the opinions of others, the accusations of the Enemy do not define me when I am disciple of Christ.
LORD, thank you for changing everything! While my name remains the same, who I am inside is now defined by you and your love. Holy Spirit, give me the courage to fully embrace and become the person I am called to be in Christ. Jesus, teach me how to silence the voices that remind me of who I once was - the voices that accuse me and make me feel guilt and shame. Amen.
- What words do you think of, speak, and write when you describe yourself?
- What does your name mean and how does God define who you are in Him?
- Are there negative influences in your life that try to define who you are and steal your identify from Christ?
Make it a great day!