August 15th – Your New Name

You are mine. As a wife – the name of her husband, as a son – the name of his father, so I give you a new name, created anew in My blood; the old name crushed under My heel. The brand of sin replaced with the banner of the called and forgiven. Live this new life, offered at great price to you who have responded to the call of My Father. My Spirit beckons, that you would abandon the ways of the lost. In newness of life, strength and name, rise to your new identity. For the old has passed, and the new dawns My light in you.

Rev 3:11 (ESV) – I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.  The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

Bottom Line: How do we live out our new life, our new identity in Christ? We go back into the world with the same job, the same people, and many of the same problems. Answer: Day by day we shed the old ways that we know do not please God, and we seek Him. We pray, read and ponder His Word, allowing His love and ways to renew our life. It may not be as fast as we would like, but He is renewing us. In the end, as it is said in Revelation, when we persevere through our trials, we will find out our new name! Until then, begin today and bring the new person to work. We may not yet know our new name,  but our new life has already begun!

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