|Posted on May 7, 2019 at 8:40 AM|
What’ s more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram; now you will be known as Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations. Genesis 17: 5, NLT
Did you know that when God changed a person’s name, it was usually to establish a new identity? According to: www.gotquestions.org/name-change.html, God changed Abram’s “high father” name to “Abraham,” “father of a multitude” (Genesis 17:5) and his wife’s name from “Sarai,” “my princess,” to “Sarah,” “mother of nations” (Genesis 17:15). God changed Jacob’s “supplanter” name to “Israel,” “having power with God” (Genesis 32:2. He changed Simon’s “God has heard” name to “Peter,” “rock” (John 1:42).
Did you know God also wants to change your name? For after he calls you to write for ministry, he immediately begins to form a new identity within you. An identity which includes writing to share the gospel of hope and salvation found through his son, Jesus Christ. An identity which includes writing to inform, instruct, encourage and to help heal the hurts of mankind.
Are you ready to embrace the new identity God wants you to have as his Christian writer? Then get ready for a name change!
Sharing the journey,
Responding to your call to write for ministry: How are you preparing yourself today for a new identity as a Christian author? Post your comments on my blog. I enjoy hearing from you!