Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Don't Change Your Name

But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine. (Isaiah 43:1, NKJV)

Walking through the bookstore, I spotted a row of cards. On closer inspection, I realized they were "name cards." They were cards with a person's name, a Scripture and what the person's name meant. As I searched through, the Lord began speaking to my heart. Though the card had a meaning written on it, it was what the world thought the name meant. But ladies, there's an even deeper meaning. There's the meaning that the Lord gives us. It's the meaning that's stamped on our heart. He says that we are His. He created us, so therefore we have His name stamped on our heart. No matter how were raised or what we go through, nothing can take that name away or change it. Ladies, your name isn't
defeat. It isn't hopeless. It isn't unworthy. It's beautiful, worthy, joy, and adored. There are so many more. What are you naming yourself today? What name has someone else given you? Whatever that name is, if it's negative, it isn't from God. It isn't from the one that created you. Ladies, let's change our name. Let's change our name back to the
one that the Lord gave us.

Lord, I pray for my sisters. Give her the realization that her name is precious in Your eyes. Let her know that the name You gave her, it's the only one that truly matters. In Jesus Name, Amen.


  1. This is a beautiful devotion, Jamie, and one we need to remember every day when the world is trying to label us as one thing or another. The only label we need to remember is the one He gave us. Blessings to you, dear Friend!

  2. Such wise words, Jamie, and so true. Thank you for sharing these thoughts.

  3. I'm grateful that God call us His own. Loved. Precious. Thank you that this post reminded me of that.

  4. Great message, Jamie! Thank you for sharing. I sometimes do not appreciate the name God has given me as His daughter, so I needed the reminder!

  5. Beautiful post Jamie! Thanks for continuing to encourage all of us.