Do you live by your name?
Isaiah 43:1 - But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine
If you were born in a very rich family having a very large business spread globally, would you walk with low confidence?
We have been called by the Lord as part of his family. If we belong to this family of which the resources are without limits and whose wealth is without bounds. Why then are we not proud and confident in life? Why do we act like beggars when we are called 'Israel' - 'Prince of God'?
Unless we realize and behave as a part of this family, only then will we become permanent members of this family, never to be removed. Like the father of the prodigal son gave him a ring on his finger on his return after realizing his family link, so will we be give a white stone with the family name engraved on it when we return to our Father.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, I thank You for finding me worthy to be called by your Name. Bring me to realization of who I am in You. I ask this in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
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