“Do not be afraid for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name. You are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1)
Dear friend, today the Lord has given you a very beautiful promise word. The Lord Himself says, “Do not be afraid for I have redeemed you. I have called you.” Yes! The Lord says “you are mine.” People may be calling you by names saying ‘you are an outcast, you are a useless person.’ I have heard some people naming their children as corona. What a tragedy it is, but then God calls you by a new name. We see in Genesis 35:10, The Lord said to Jacob, “your name is Jacob, but you will no longer be called Jacob. Your name will be Israel. So He named him Israel. Jacob’s own parents named him as Jacob, meaning deceiver; as he came out of his mother’s womb, he grabbed the feet of his brother Esau and they named him as Jacob. His own brother, Esau, also said, ‘no wonder his name is Jacob; for now he has cheated me twice – first he took my birthright and now he has stolen my blessing. Yes, his own family members named him as deceiver but then The Lord gave a new name saying. ‘you will no longer be called Jacob and you are Israel.’ Israel means my beloved. The Lord says to you also that ‘you are His beloved. You are mine. You have been redeemed. I call you by a new name.’
In this year’s beginning, the Lord gave me a wonderful promise words that is taken from Isaiah 12:6. He called me a citizen of Zion, that is, inhabitant of Zion. Zion means Holy City. He called me as a holy person. This encouraged me a lot and gave me much confidence. The Lord said, ‘you are mine. I am living among you, the great holy God of Israel.’ The lord is living in you. He has redeemed you and is calling you by your name. The Lord will change everything in your life and you will start a new life from now on. Let us believe this and pray to God.
Our loving Heavenly Father,
thank you Lord for redeeming your child. Lord thank you for calling your child by a new name. Master you are saying to your child, ‘you are mine.’ Father, you are such a loving father to your child. Lord even now, bless you child, who has gone through so much in life. May every past hurts, pain, and abusive words be removed. Lord let your child have a new life from now on. Lord let them be called by a new name by yourself, saying ‘you are mine my child, my son, my daughter. Embrace them, kiss them, and bless them. Let your comforting presence surround your child. They may be saying, ‘I have no job, I have no house, I have no family members, or I have no join my life.’ Father, even now, deliver them from all the pains and sickness and give them blessings. Lord let your child have a new life, a new beginning; let them have a new hope, a job, a child, a wonderful partner in life, a prosperous business and a beautiful future. Lord bless their studies and give them your wisdom and strength. Lord may them have new organs. Lord thank you for blessing your people saying ‘you are mine.’ Father bless them and lead them into a new path. Amen.