Encourage One Another-He knows your name

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One of the first things parents do is give their child a name.

We begin to respond to that name very early in our life. Throughout life we long to hear our name, to be picked for the team, to be recognized for our accomplishments, to hear it in that special way that comes when it is spoken by the one we love.

As life goes on we begin to understand our name means something more than just identifying who we are, it identifies what we are. John is a talented athlete, Julie is a skilled doctor. Jack is a gifted speaker, Jamie is a talented singer and songwriter. There is recognition in a name there is identification in a name. But things in life  happen, that attempt to define our name, who we are in a way we were never meant to be.

Regret, sorrow, failure, addicted, broken, defeated, shame

We all were there at one time, many still are, known by, identified by, defined by a name that is not meant to be ours. One of the greatest lies of the enemy is “God may have done that for them, but not for you.”

You aren’t good enough,

You aren’t worth it,

You’ve gone to far

You’ve sinned too much

You are worthless

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Lies all lies.

But there is good news. He knows your name, the name that was meant for you all along.

It is true Christ died for all, but He also suffered and died for one. You.

When you decide to turn away from the name that is not yours, and call out to Him he hears you.  He knows your name. And He has gives you other names

Redeemed, adopted, member of the family,  child, heir, rescued, delivered, forgiven, victorious!*

“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! 1 John 3:1

Because as Scripture says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. ” Romans 10:13

I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me. John 10:14

Nothing dirty or defiled will get into the City, and no one who defiles or deceives. Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will get in. Revelation 21:27

*Ephesians 1

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2 thoughts on “Encourage One Another-He knows your name

  1. Thank you for sharing. I love our Lord. My 12 year old son is reading a book called Spiritual Warfare written by C.Mark Corts and before prayer one day he read this to us…..” In his book Down To Earth, John Lawrence tells about the day the devil advertised all his best tools for sale. There was great excitement over the items that appeared: hatred, envy, jealousy, doubt, lying, and pride – they were all there. One tool, however, lay apart from the rest. It seemed harmless enough, though it was well-worn and had a price that greatly exceeded the rest. “The name of that tool?” asked a shopper. “That is discouragement.” Replied the adversary. “And why is it priced so high?” “Because it is more useful to me than the others. I can pry open and get inside a person’s heart with that one when I cannot get near him with other tools. Once I get inside with discouragement, I can make him do whatever I choose. See how worn out it is? That’s because I use it more than any other tool. I use it on almost everyone because very few people know it belongs to me.” Thank you for encouraging others. I love the verse Philippians 4:8. “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable- if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise-dwell on these things.” I love that the Lord calls us by our name and that he thinks good things about us. When we get discouraged we need to be reminded of what God thinks of us. May God bless you. 🙂

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