He Can Change Our Name

Often I tell the story of how over 20 years ago at 5:30 in the morning I would go to morning prayer at Church on the Rock.  As I drove along the service road of I-30 in Rockwall County, this song would come on the radio and I would sing along with these lyrics.It was my heart cry.:
I will change, will change your name
I will change, will change your nameI will change your name
You shall no longer be called
Wounded, outcast, lonely or afraidI will change your name
Your new name shall be
Confidence, joyfulness, overcoming one
Faithfulness, friend of God
One who seeks My face.
 I was all of that: wounded, outcast, lonely or afraid – wounded by years of abuse, the family black sheep, lonely in so many ways because I counted on Ray to complete me instead of the fullness of the Father’s love and afraid of never being good enough to be accepted.
Oh, I kept up a brave front and I was very religious but actually had divination that I thought was a prophetic anointing. My husband was a truck driver and gone up to three months at a time. I had three teenagers. Frankly, I was a mess.

I took this song as a promise, but I never allowed God to complete the work. A name change is a journey. Like the fruit of the spirit all have to manifest. This name change requires that not only my name be changed, but first, I  must change spirit, soul and body.

.Who knew a name change would take so long? When I was sick earlier this year, I felt ashamed and guilty, because I know our God heals. I had to really seek His face, but more importantly I had to learn to rest in Him.

Our value is never found in what we DO for God.
Our value is found in who we will BE for God.
I once again heard this song in my spirit. It is taken from Isaiah 62:2-4
And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. (Isa 62:2-4)
Hephzibah means my delight is in you.The Lord delights in me and you, too.
Beulah means married. We are the bride of Christ.

The song continues with our new name when we fully trust Him and rest in Him.
Confidence, joyfulness, overcoming one
Faithfulness, friend of God
One who seeks His face.

It is one thing to want to have your name changed. It is quite another to not only submit to the changes but stay the course. It is not a microwave moment, but a journey.

Are you ready for a name change?

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