Flowing in the Vine Life Diary – 3
The Consummation of Love
17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 1 John 4 vs 17
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5 vs 17
(Originally written on 2nd October 2018)
He said I am changing your name.
I am just discovered that that means a lot that I had first realized. The initial revelation I got was that it was in regard to the meaning of my actual name and that was a big revelation all in itself. Like just changing the meaning of my name would make all the difference. Whilst I was overjoyed by this word, I was equally terrified and confused by it. I was not sure what to do about it.
It’s two days later since I received the word though and as I think more on what is happening in my life, I realize the word was for much more than just my physical name. For the longest of times, I have called myself lazy, unproductive and all manner of things, but He said He is changing my name. I am no longer the unproductive one, I am no longer the lazy one, nor am I crazy one anymore. Boring, shy, careless, impatient, anxious, depressed, fearful, broken, ugly and the list goes on. These are labels, or names that I have carried for so long, maybe not even from other people but definitely from myself.
But He is changing my name.
So now every time that crazy thought that I am an unproductive person anyway so I shouldn’t expect much, I can fight that thought with this sure word from God that I have received. I may have been unproductive before but no more, He is changing my name. Now I am the diligent and productive most beloved child of the Most-High God. I now get to see myself in His love.
One verse I have grown to love is ‘as Christ is so are we in this world.’(1 John 4:17) The Lord Jesus Christ is not lazy or anxious or fearful and so as He is so am I in this world. As Christ is diligent, hardworking and focused, so am I in this world. This also brings me back to the truth that the Lord is Vine and I am a branch and without Him, I can do nothing.
If I am flowing in the Vine life, I cannot be lazy right? Like I have been thinking about flowing in the vine for a long time and believing that as a branch I do flow in the vine but to be honest the label of laziness and all these other things have still kind of been hanging around in my mind. Like I would confess I was the righteousness of God and declare that I flow in vine but somewhere in my subconscious I had still been holding on to these labels that were not really doing anything for me.
As I think about this I wonder how I could be so dense sometimes, like shouldn’t it have been obvious that if I am as Christ is, then the labels have changed? Like why did I have to wait for God to literally spell it out to me that He is changing my name? Is it just that the battle that I was going through prevented me from seeing that my name had been changed or maybe I was just refusing to see it. Well thank God that He didn’t wait for to get into gear on my own cause that could have taken forever, but He came and made this knowledge I have had into the revelation I have been waiting for. So He is changing my name, my old self-has passed away, my old names are being changed, I am a new person, with a new name.
I am His. I am accepted in the Beloved and I am a strong woman of God.
‘And remember Cassie, He is your righteousness and your salvation. You are I AM’s, He’s got you.’