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 32:28). 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 and Christian publication, he immediately begins to form a new identity within you. An identity which includes writing to share the nuggets of biblical truth found only in his holy Word. An identity which includes writing to inform, instruct, comfort, encourage, and to help heal the hurts of mankind. An identity which includes writing to spread the gospel of hope and salvation found only through his son, Jesus Christ.
Are you preparing today to embrace the new identity God is forming within you? Then get ready for your name to change from aspiring writer to Christian author!
Sharing the journey,
Responding to God’s call to write: How are you preparing yourself today for your new identity as a Christian author? Post your comments on my blog. I enjoy hearing from you!