You will be given a new name

I will … give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.  
Revelation 2:17 (NIV)

Read: Revelation 2:12-17

Consider: The names our parents gave us at birth may have a meaning.  We may even be surprised that our given name can actually match our character, some aspect of our personality or even our physical attributes.

If God was to give you a new name, what would it be?  Perhaps the new name God gives us will match some aspect of how we put our faith into action – ‘Encourager”, ‘Leader”, ‘Helper’, or even ‘Servant’.  Alternatively, our new name might match how we have sought to get to know God – ‘Seeker of Righteousness’, ‘Prayer’, or ‘Faithful One’.  It would be quite an accolade to be called ‘God’s friend’, just as Moses was (Exodus 33:11).

Whatever the new name we are given, we can be sure that God has matched it to what he sees in our hearts.

I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God … I will also write on him my new name. Revelation 3:12 (NIV)

Pray:  Father, we thank you that you do not look at the outward appearance, but at the heart.  You alone can discern our innermost thoughts and desires.  Amen

Every blessing

Author: profsloan

The purpose of this blog is to encourage others to read the Bible daily and to grow in Christ. Each day I will generally publish a devotional or a reading for the day, together with a prayer.