God asks us, “What is your name?” When we face up to ourselves before God, along with whatever other blessings we may receive we are always given a new identity. This new identity tells us that no matter who we are or what we have done, God has a new future for us. We are not defined forever by our past sins and failures. As someone once said to me, “Trevor, a new name can make you a new person.”
—Trevor Hudson, Questions God Asks Us (Upper Room Books, 2008)
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But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
—1 Peter 2:9 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, help me hear what you are asking of me.
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