Countdown is on and in less than 4 months my world, as I know it being “Trish Davis,” will transform. Trish Davis will enter the season of wedded bliss as Trish Williams. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that the vastness of this change hit me like a ton of bricks. My identity as I now know it, and am known, will take on a new form. I’m still Trish but now I carry the name of someone who adds a strength to my life, a covering to protect and provide. I no longer face life alone, I have a partner to help shoulder the weight of the world and a friend to celebrate and share life with. I have added strength and an increase of wisdom because my life will be joined with another and this is all signified to the world by the name I carry.
Now I know there are some ladies who choose not to take on their husband’s last name and some who keep both. Whatever your preference is this article is not to stir a debate about personal preference but rather to use as an illustration of what takes place when we join ourselves to our ultimate help and strength, Jesus Christ.
When we accept Jesus in our lives, we take on His name, a Christian, to be Christ-like. Our life should reflect His nature and His characteristics should be superior over the “old man.”
In other words, when we take on His name, we align ourselves with principles found in the Word of God. People should look at our lives and know who we belong to.Because we take on His name, we have added benefits. There is added strength unlike we’ve ever known and an assurance that no matter what we face we have the ultimate covering watching over us providing protection and provision with unlimited supply.
So ladies when you are faced with the opportunity to be discouraged, be reminded of whose name you carry. The name of Jesus is above every name, every situation and you have the benefits of all that name represents. You have an authority and a freedom because of that name.
Have you ever been in a situation where there was chaos or confusion? Just speak the name of Jesus and it will bring peace. The presence of God is as close to you as your next breath, it’s as close as the whisper of His name.You are no longer your own but you have been grafted into the family of God and you carry a name that is loaded with benefits. Don’t live beneath your Kingdom authority- choose today to access all that you are entitled to because of whose name you carry!
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