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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I will change your name
You shall no longer be called
Lonely or afraid
I will change your name
Your new name shall be
Faithfulness, friend of God
One who seeks my face.
Copyright © 1987 Mercy Publishing. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.
The first time I heard this song the only thing I could do was fall on my knees in tears and worship Him.
The abuse from my past had been so devastating that, in my eyes, I had become nothing. I would look in the mirror and try to see any sign of life in my eyes, but they were blank. Empty...
While hearing the words to this song I realized I had slowly change from a blob of nothingness into someone with worth, someone with a future. I began to have hope!
The King of Kings, my Father, had poured His healing oil on my wounded spirit and broken heart and slowly I began the metamorphosis into what He created me to be.
Please keep in mind, I'm nowhere near what He intends me to be, but I'm not the total mess I was! I'm moving on up into His will! What an exciting place to be!!!
I was no longer a caterpillar wrapped in an ugly cocoon hiding in shame and fear from everyone.
I was becoming a beautiful, brightly colored sparkly Butterfly. Very Sparkly, very Pink!
As I opened myself up to His word and sought His face, clinging desperately to Him, I s-l-o-w-l-y began to change.
One day I noticed that heaviness on my chest had lifted, I could take a deep breath and not feel that pressure like someone was sitting on me.
Little things, day by day started lifting. I would actually catch myself smiling! I could hear a song in my heart instead of moaning.
God was changing my name!
Isaiah 62:2-4 msg. says, "You'll get a brand-new name straight from the mouth of God. You'll be a stunning crown in the palm of God's hand, a jeweled gold cup held high in the hand of your God. No more will anyone call you Rejected, and your country will no more be called Ruined. You'll be called Hephzibah (My Delight), and your land Beulah (Married). Because God delights in you and your land will be like a wedding celebration."
I am so in awe that God, the creator of the Universe cares so much about me that He even changes my name to suite His purpose for my life. Nothing goes unnoticed by the Father! No detail is too small for Him! Every little thing is meticulously arranged for my benefit.
All I have to do is reach out to Him to receive His benefits.
What ever the past was like, what ever lies we believed about ourselves, they have no part in our New Name, except to help another get though a similar situation.
It's time to get excited!
Dance like no-one's watching!
For those of us going through the name change the past can't hold us down once we get our wings! Sparkly Pink wings for me please!
Now hear this, God is no respecter of persons!!!!
If He did this for me, He will rename anyone who wants to dance to a new tune!
Surrendering to His total love and name change is the best decision anyone can make!
Turn in your depression, illness, financial despair, unemployment, thoughts of suicide, abuse, all of it.
Let the most High God start the process of a name change for you.
If you let Him, He will place on you the name He picked for you at the creation of the world. He's waiting for you.....run to Him today and get your new name, and your wings!
Should anyone reading this have a prayer request, feel free to enter it in the section marked comments/prayer requests. I don't want you going through life feeling alone, sometimes just knowing someone else is praying with you makes all the difference in the world. It would be my privilege to pray with you.
Are you ready for a name change? There's no better time to begin your journey than now! Take His hand, He's waiting for you.....
Princess, Daughter of the King of Kings
Mother of Princessed and Princes
Grandmother of Royalty
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sometimes all we need is His Word, why add commentary to something all ready flawless?
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.
1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, a]">[a] you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to b]">[b] me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.
19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Friday, July 17, 2009
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Thursday, July 9, 2009
When we plan our days, weeks, months,and years what is our focus? Do we look at the financial part of our lives and plan accordingly? Do we look at career goals and map out the best strategy? How about family, what goals do we write down for our children, marriage, personal life, etc.?
In an age when everyone is being stretched to their limit, we barely sleep because our planners are so full we can't possible do everything we need to do to accomplish everything on our lists. We wouldn't think of going to bed with out announcing it to the world via FB and Twitter. It's become a way of life.
We are bound to paper calendars and neatly organized planners with beautiful covers to make them more user friendly. The beauty of the outward appearance and the efficiency of the inner workings makes us want to carry them with us at all times. Their eye appeal eases the fact that we are bound to them like a chain around our necks.
We are bound to our Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, newsletters and whatever else comes along in the name of Social Networking, because we need all this to promote ourselves to reach the above listed plans for our lives and besides it's fun.
We are bound to what ever the latest technology offers us in the form of a cellphone/computer/planner/life source. They have become an extra appendage, we can't leave a room without them much less leave home without them.
Now, before you get all offended by what I've said, I have a cell phone, facebook,twitter,blog and paper planner. I carry everything plus the kitchen sink with me at all times, just in case.
What I want to do is give all of us pause.. take just a minute, slow down, take a breath, smell the roses, see a sun rise or set, have a cup of coffee in a real cup with a saucer, have a spot of tea.
Then we all need to look at our lists of goals and plans see where we put God in all that. Is he first and foremost on the lists? Is He the focal point of our planned life, our rigid schedules?
Do we go to Him first, single minded, intent on drawing closer to Him before we start down crazy lane? Is He, our creator, the first thing on our minds when we wake up? Is He the first One in the mornings we communicate with? Do we really seek Him with all our hearts, or do we just read through a devotional say a quickie prayer only to spend hours planning and plotting our successful lives?
He wants to be first. He wants to be last and everything in between. His word says He'll make the crooked road straight. Talk about, time management, how much time would that save in life's travel?
Is.44:6 says, This is what the Lord says, Israel's King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty. I am the First and the Last; apart from me there is no God.
Do we put Him first, above all the challenges of a fast paced life? Is He given the time allotment in our schedules He as our Creator deserves?
Apart from Him there is no God...Do we have little gods ruling our lives? Little gods demanding time that should be given freely and joyfully to our Father? Do we give in to the lie that all this stuff is necessary to function?
Where does God really fit into our daily schedule? Is He first and foremost all day everyday or do we squeeze Him in when it's convenient for us?
Lord, slow us down so we can truly see your plan for our household. Let us stand each day in awe of your majesty and greatness. We thank you for all the technology you've permitted to come into our lives and we ask You give us the wisdom to use it wisely.
Monday, July 6, 2009
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