Mrs. Danny Beene.
I can remember writing out my new name before I got married, practicing how it would look. Back then you took on your husband’s name for the official things like checks. I loved signing Mrs. Danny Beene. It was comforting and exciting. To take on his name meant our plans were signed and sealed. As Mrs. Danny Beene I would have access to everything and be known by His character. I couldn’t wait!
Oh beloved, once we are born again the deal is sealed. We become betrothed to the Lord and we have a new name. Our new name has connection to the Lord who is now our husband. Spiritually we take on his nature and character – we become like Him. But the danger is in independence of Him – trying to live our lives by our own name – our plans, our nature, our rights.
Because of this great news, you can rest. You can delight in the Lord. You can know that Christ made the way for you to be seated in heavenly places with Him. Now you are under His Lordship and your problems are under His Lordship as well! You don’t want to be independent. Those situations you are dealing with that seem so overwhelming? You can take them to the Lord and leave them there! The nature of Christ says that He will take care of you always and He will be with you forever. There’s no need to try to make your own way or heal your own wounds or live with your problems. God has become your salvation – but more! As betrothed to the Lord you can expect His Word to be your access to everything you ever need – healing, deliverance, wisdom, power and love! Others may have told you that you are worthless, useless, hopeless and more. But they don’t realize whose you are!
As you practice His presence and practice His Word you become more like Him and find heightened wisdom and power! No longer can the enemy come in and say things that aren’t true because you are standing on God’s truth and you have authority to overcome all the wiles of the enemy!
God loves you and He’s for you! From the cross where He made the way to the grave where He secured your victory to the resurrection where He has given you new life – you are anointed and appointed to walk in victory as you live in the Light of His Name & His Nature!
Hosea 2:19-20 I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD. NIV
Isaiah 54:5 “For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the LORD of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth.
Colossians 3:1 Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand.