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Sunday, September 20


“Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” Genesis 32:28

‘As she breathed her last—for she was dying—she named her son Ben-Oni. But his father named him Benjamin.’ Genesis 35:18



How much have you allowed your life’s shame to shape your life?



Stop believing in the labels that you, or others, have placed on you. Failure. Stupid. Liar. Unwanted. Worthless. Instead, let the God of the universe, your creator tell you who you are. Loved. Valued. Need. Wanted. Able. 



Lord, today I ask you to begin to erase from my mind and spirit the labels that have caused me shame. I recognize that these things have held me back from being all that I can be and finding true satisfaction in my life and with myself. Lord, speak over me your words of truth. Teach me who I really am in you and let me live a Spirit-filled life of freedom, by your power. Amen.