25 Gifts of Christmas: Gift No. 5 ~ A New Name
My gift to you is: A New Name
From Matthew 1:21 - And you shall call his name Jesus . . .
The enemy has designed a name for you, a name designed to pull you down, devalue you, draw you away from me, and cause you to live far below your potential as a child of the King.
I give out new, powerful names; names that describe the highest value, the greatest purpose, the best possible potential in those I love, and I love you with an everlasting love that cannot be thwarted! I changed Abram’s name to Abraham and he became the father of many nations. I changed Simon’s name to Peter and he became the Rock. I changed Saul to Paul and behold, I am changing you. All through my Word, you can see me changing the names of those I have redeemed. A new name reflects change, a new position to operate from. It reflects the standard from which I will be blessing you as you act in agreement with that name.
I have chosen a name for you. From now on you are to be called . . . Loved, Redeemed, Highly Favored, Forgiven, Saved, Eternally Secure, Cherished, Accepted, Watched Over, Beautiful, Cared For, Healthy, Talented, Intelligent, Sought After, Bride, Lover, King, Queen. And so, so much more. I have a new name for every area of your life in which I am working. Look at the area of your life where you seem most flawed, then put the eyes of your faith upon me and listen for the new name I will speak to you over that area. Tune into my Holy Spirit and listen, then ask, what is the best, most powerful, positive, overcoming word that best describes the opposite of your greatest failure . . . and that is your new name!
What is your new name for this year?
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An excerpt from "The Twenty Five Gifts of Christmas;
25 Daily Conversations with Jesus"
A daily devotional for December 1st through the 25th
These twenty five daily devotionals are written in first person from Jesus to you revealing twenty five gifts coming from His heart to your heart this Christmas season.
This devotional comes with a companion book: “Twelve Miracles of Christmas”. As a gift for becoming a Member of the Grace Becomes You community, we have included a download of the "Twelve Miracles of Christmas" book here. On December 25th, at the end of the series, we will make available to you all of the gifts in e-book form as well as the “Twelve Miracles of Christmas”.
The Christmas season is so busy with holiday activities on top of regular jobs, family and household duties. It is so easy for the real reason for the season to get lost in the frenzy. If your devotional life takes a dive during the holidays, fret not! Jesus has a personal word for you that will make this Christmas season spiritually vibrant.
These daily, three minute devotional readings are based on the events that took place in the lives of people around Jesus at the time of His conception and birth; Mary, Joseph, Zacharias and Elizabeth. Through these simple readings, new light springs forth from common words revealing powerful truths that will release the power of Jesus’ birth into your family, business, and your whole life all year long.
Never has one event had so much impact on the nature of man and the course of human events, from individual lives to whole of societal structures. Never has one event rewritten the lives and times of so many people on our planet. Are there personal truths just for you, hidden in these familiar passages, that could release the same earth shaking, life changing power of Jesus’ birth into your life? I believe the answer is a resounding "YES"!
Each of these twenty five personal messages reveals twenty five “gifts” Jesus is giving you. Each message is from a verse and the word that stood out to me as I prayed for you, which I have highlighted in bold. In just a few minutes a day for the next twenty five days, you can receive His gifts and release the power of Christmas to live a new, Holy Spirit powered life all year long.
Come now on a personal journey with just you and Jesus. Discover new intimacy with Him in these twenty five daily conversations leading up to Christmas. Each one is written in first person tense, as a personal message to you from Jesus. If seen with the eye of the heart, and acted upon, the twenty five gifts will release His power into your life.