17 January 2013

New name - beloved

names, labels with permanent glue
stick through years
alone
betrayed
lazy useless unwanted
nails carve half moons in palms
gripping so tight to the lies

all He asks for
is our yes
open hands to release
receive, believe
His gift of a new name
beloved

You will no longer be called Abandoned, and your land will no longer be called Deserted. Instead, you will be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land, Married. Because the Lord delights in you, your land will be cared for once again. Isaiah 62:4

 
Accepting the name beloved with Bonnie


 

8 comments:

Mandy said...

Receive, believe, amen! How beautiful. I enjoyed your post:) I'm coming to you from Bonnie's.

Kim said...

Just found you through Faith Jam. Amen! How do you say in so few words what I struggle to say with many?

S. Etole said...

One of my favorite verses and your words say so much.

highheartedly said...

Ah, thank you for that scripture!

Nikole Hahn said...

Somewhere in Psalm 27: "Though my mother and father forsake me, the Lord will keep me." In other words, no one is an orphan.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

so thankful that I am His beloved!

Lisa notes... said...

"My delight is in her"
It's a name that seems too good to be true. Except that it IS true. Thanks so much for bringing us this word, Hazel.

I love this, too:

"all He asks for
is our yes
open hands to release
receive, believe
His gift of a new name
beloved"

Renee said...

This is so powerful. It is a name I need to hold close too.

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