“There is none like God, Jeshurun, (Israel) riding to your rescue through the skies, his dignity haloed by clouds. The ancient God is home on a foundation of everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:26-28 MSG
Now, read this verse again, but insert your name. “There is none like God, Beth, riding to your rescue through the skies, his dignity haloed by clouds. The ancient God is home on a foundation of everlasting arms.”
If God’s word is for us, then does that mean we can insert our name in scripture and apply it personally? You bet we can, and you bet it does! I firmly believe this is exactly what our Papa God wants us to do. But sometimes we forget to do this don’t we? How beautiful, comforting, peaceful and confirming verses can be for us when we do insert our names. Our Papa God takes great pleasure in speaking to us through his holy word.
I started thinking about the value of a person’s signature. When we insert our own name to scripture, that’s not only our name we are inserting, but in a way also our signature. So, I went straight to Google and this was the first thing that came up from “The University of Texas Medical School at Houston…I know kind of weird, but when I read it, well it just made sense. The following is titled:
The Value of the Signature
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
– Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence
These last few lines from one of our nation’s founding documents remind us exactly what we do when we inscribe our signature. Our signature represents not only our name, but also our values and honor codes as a future professional. Whether it be a legal document, an honor statement, a prescription, or something as simple as a check or credit card receipt, the piece of paper with a signature automatically becomes a commitment to adhere to a certain set of standards. ~ Student Committee for Academic Integrity and Professionalism ~ The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
If your signature is that important when you right it down, your name is important, and YOU are important to God. You are important, you are special, and you are loved by your Papa God.
Jesus loves (insert name here) Beth. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing – nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable – absolutely nothing can get between her and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced her.” Romans 8:38-39 MSG
Insert your signature, your name here…
“For I know the plans I have for you ______,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you ______ and not to harm you ______,plans to give you ______hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV