Wednesday, March 17, 2004

By Suzanne Benner

The book of Revelation contains letters to seven churches. As part of God's message to the churches, each letter describes something God will give to each one who overcomes. Revelation 2:17 says, "To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it."

Do you realize that God calls you by a name that no one else knows?

I believe that God bestowed that title on you, chosen specifically for you, when He created you. That name symbolizes all that God created you to be, all He knew you could be with His love.

The name is not "loser" or "cheater" or "manipulator" or "not good enough" or "worthless."

Instead, God's name for you will be "Beauty" or "Treasure," "My Loved One" or "the One Who Overcomes," "Honesty," or "Purity." You see, you are not defined by your mistakes--that is not who you are. Nor are you what people have done to you. It may have been an awful thing that happened to you, but it is not you. No, you are the child of God. You are the one He loves. You are the one He created to hold a place in His heart that no one else can fill.

[Child] of The Most High God, you are exceptional, highly esteemed and greatly loved.


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