God created us to run free like wild stallions. God wants us to run free in the sense of being unfettered in our love and devotion to him. God gave us the desire for intimacy, beauty and adventure. All attempts to fill these desires apart from God end in frustration.
We may think we're running free when we run away from God, but we've been bridled by the evil one. "The Hound of Heaven" is how one poet described God's pursuant love. "Eternity in our hearts" is how the Bible labels this longing for more, which we all experience.
If God issues new names commensurate with our character and overcoming experiences, why not aspire to something interesting? How about names like Fireball, Burning Heart or God Chaser? An aspirant to such a name won't be sitting entranced for hours a day in front of the TV.
The prophet Jeremiah wrote, "But His word was in my heart like a burning fire" (Jeremiah 20:9).
"I think God will give me a new name like one of the fruits of the Spirit," says Rebecca, 9.
Think about this: Your new name will be with you forever.
Memorize this truth: Revelation 2:17 quoted above.
Ask this question: If God were to give you a new name today, what would it be?
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