Apr 11, 2013

Hello My Name Is...


Sinner.



I'm linking up with:

Hello My Name Is



This link up is to share the new name you have been given, the name that Jesus died for.  The name I have chosen therefore is, Sinner.

Before coming to know the Lord, my Saviour, in 2003, I did not know my name.  I did not know I was a sinner.  But Sinner is who I am and Sinner is who Jesus gave His precious life for. 

but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8




My new name...was more of a revealing of my true name.  It was the name I had before knowing our Lord but I did not realize it.  But now I know my true name and now I can see clearly how I need Christ and His work on the cross.

None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.  ...for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,  Romans 3:10-11, 23

My name, Sinner - it proof that I need Him.  Proof that my life is meaningless without His sacrifice.  I know that, sadly, my name is not unique.  I know that my name was given to me before I was conceived and that all those years I carried this name and never knew it.  I know it now.

I know that Sinner describes me perfectly - who I was and who I still am.  But it also reflects the glory of what Jesus has done for us.  He gave His life and through it, revealed to me my true name and the reason for His sacrifice.

He was handed over to die because of our sins, and He was raised to life to make us right with God Romans 4:25 (NLT)

Sinner is still my name and I answer to it, more often then I like.  Jesus' death though, has freed me from the sting that my name had brought upon me.  He freed my from the bonds of death that my name brought me.

Jesus freed me; Sinner. 





But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57





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5 comments:

  1. Kaitlin, thanks for linking up. I think it is so good to remember where we came from and sinner is a name that we all bear. I am so thankful for Jesus and the price he paid for my sin so that name doesn't have to be the end for me.

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    1. Thank you Kerry - a neat idea indeed! Exactly - a name that is no longer the end of us thanks to our glorious Saviour!! I have to read a few more of the other posts - Jesus has given us all so much!! ♥

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  2. I think our posts for this linkup compliment each other - as Christians, we are still sinners, but thanks to Jesus the Father sees us as righteous too!

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    1. Hahah - they do, don't they!?! I walked around mulling it over for a day and all I kept coming to was "Sinner" so that's what I went with and then remembered you had chose "Righteous" - it's amazing how our God loves us so that we can be one and the other all at the same time!

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  3. I'm so glad you linked up! I love to hear everyone's testimonies and see the same God through out -- the one who takes who we were and makes us into something we could never be on our own.

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