I am God’s Princess
“God also said to Abraham, ‘As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah.’” Genesis 17:15
In 2003 I found myself in a new career I never saw coming. God had asked me to walk away from my lucrative real estate career to start a ministry working for single mothers engaged in negative life cycles. When we were introduced to the women, they’d say, “This is…” and then they’d tell us their nickname, not their given name. Unfortunately, this was usually a derogatory moniker given based upon an event or behavior.
If you read today’s passage in context with the whole story, you’ll understand God took Sarah from a place of worthlessness, where others viewed her not for who she was, but rather the child she could or couldn’t produce, to a woman who was seen, heard and deeply loved.
Though scholars disagree regarding her names’ meanings, we see God’s intimate involvement and the gift of hope. God has changed other names in Scripture as well, each time to reveal a deeper work within their heart has occurred. These individuals come to find themselves in Him, and through that identity, they become changed.
That same God who re-named Sarai, re-named you and I a “Sarah”, which means princess, when we call Him, Father. Galatians says we become His children through faith in Jesus Christ, and 1 Peter tells us we’re a royal priesthood.
We’re a princess in God’s eyes, redeemed and made clean. When the world or circumstances try to tear us down, may we remember our new title: Princess.
Meredith Kendall, a contributor to Wholly Loved Ministries’ devotions, is a change agent, driven by her God-given passion to equip struggling families to achieve their unique God-given potential. As a nationally recognized sales leader, Meredith Kendall learned how to build bridges and make connections with the heart of what people need. God called her to co-found Advancing the Gospel which serves those who are often forgotten. Today she uses her gifting’s to help people understand the root causes of their struggles and find freedom through Christ. Visit her online at www.meredithsagekendall.com.
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