Taking It Deeper

Lyrics

Hello, my name is regret
I’m pretty sure we have met
Every single day of your life
I’m the whisper inside
That won’t let you forget
 
Hello, my name is defeat
I know you recognize me
Just when you think you can win
I’ll drag you right back down again
‘Til you’ve lost all belief
 
These are the voices, these are the lies
And I have believed them, for the very last time
 
Hello, my name is child of the one true King
I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed,
And I have been set free
“Amazing Grace” is the song I sing
Hello, my name is child of the one true King
 
I am no longer defined
By all the wreckage behind
The one who makes all things new
Has proven it’s true
Just take a look at my life
 
What love the Father has lavished upon us
That we should be called His children
I am a child of the one true King

TID-bits

  • Have you ever had something break, and when you took it back to the store, they exchanged it for the next model up?
  • This (That) song is all about exchanging.
  • God takes the defective lives we live, and exchanges them for a better model.

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  • When a baby is adopted, you have to go before a judge to have everything finalized.
  • Part of that finalization is the judge decreeing that the name on the birth certificate be legally changed to the name chosen by the adoptive parents.
  • If you’ve been adopted into God’s family, shouldn’t you let Him change your name into one that signifies your new status?

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  • Our name is the ultimate expression of our individuality.
  • For instance, I know of a girl named Catherine.   She doesn’t stick with that name, though.
  • She could go by Cathy, Kate, or Katie.
  • But instead she goes by “Cat.”
  • She doesn’t stick with her true name, she sticks with a name she wants to be defined by.
  • This song reminds you that you have a true name, and to not let yourself be defined by another.

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  • This (That) song reminds you that you can have a "teflon coated name"
  • A name that won't let any other name stick.

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  • Did you have an unfortunate incident happen when you were a kid, and it resulted in a horrible nickname?
  • For instance, I heard of a kid who thought that karate chops and pork chops were the same thing.
  • By telling that story one day, all the kids started calling him “pork chop.”
  • He will never be able to get rid of that name in the minds of those he went to school with.
  • That’s why we focus on the One who’s opinion truly matters.

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  • The Bible says that God has a name for each one of us.
  • Revelation 2:17 it says that to those who are victorious God will give a white stone with a new name written on it.
  • Do you ever wonder what your new name will be?
  • Well, to get it, you have to be victorious.
  • And the best way to be victorious is to remember the name that He has for you right now.
  • Here’s Matthew West   -OR-
  • Like the name Matthew West just sang about.

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  • In the Bible, when someone was given a new name - like Abram to Abraham, or Jacob to Israel, it was often because of a change in their character.
  • God wants you to realize that your character is not based on what has happened to you before.
  • God always looks at the character you’re becoming, not the character you were.

    Scripture References

    Revelation 2:17

    Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives  it.

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    1 John 3:2

    Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

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    Galatians 3:26

    So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,

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    1 John 3:1

    See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

    Your Own Experiences

    Did you get called a name or did you grow up doing the name calling?   Talk about how God heals both.

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    Talk about picking out a baby name.   Did you look at the meaning behind it before you did it?   Explain why.   Or explain why you wish you had.

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    Talk about someone you know who has a name that was handed down to them.   Compare that to how God has a great name that He will hand down to each of us when we see Him in heaven.

3 Responses so far.

  1. No one wants to be a victim of identity theft. We go out of our way to protect our vital information. But when it comes to remembering all the failures of our past, we should be quick to let go and accept the new identity Christ offers to us.
    2 Corinthians 5:17
    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

  2. Jeff Evans says:

    I’ve heard it said that the most beautiful word in the English language is your own name. When I’m at a grocery store or anyplace where the employee behind the counter is wearing a name tag, I always call them by their name. “Thank you Richard.” It shows that I value them as a human being…not just an employee who is checking me out at the register. Can you imagine how much more beautiful the name that God gives us will be? To be called by the name that our Heavenly Father has given us because he loves us and values us so much!

  3. I have a mentor in my life that introduces his wife as “Mrs. Sweetie”. Until 5 or 6 years ago, I thought that Sweetie was her name. Her given name is actually Linda. Her husband started calling her Mrs. Sweetie because she is the sweetest person you will ever meet. It’s very strange to me, because Mrs. Sweetie is the name that really fits her. It suits her better than Linda.
    Our given names can have a lot of history and regrets attached to them. When we come to know Jesus we are given a new name, “child of the one true king”. That new name is who we truly are. It just suits us better.

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