Isaiah 62: 1-5 (NIV) – Zion’s New Name
1.For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. 2.The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. 3.You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. 4.No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah,[a] and your land Beulah[b]; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married. 5.As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
How awesome to know that we are not defined by our past! When we enter into a relationship with the Living God through His Son Jesus Christ, we are given a fresh start in life. Because of the Power of the Blood of Jesus, and His Holy Spirit that lives in every Born-Again child of God, we are no longer deserted or desolate. The same Power that raised Jesus from the dead is closer than our skin and we can walk with our heads held high knowing that the Lord delights in us and rejoices over us!
PRAYER: Father God, we come to You in the Mighty Name of Jesus and thank You for Your goodness, Your grace and Your mercy towards us. Thank You Father God that You are a very present help in our times of need. Holy Spirit, we thank You that You are our Helper, our Comforter and a Friend who sticks closer than a brother. Please help us on a daily basis to remember that we are precious to You, that You take delight in us and rejoice over us. In Jesus Name Amen.