“They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces will never be ashamed”—Psalm 34:5
A Brand New Name
Did you know that part of what God does when He's about to change you is He gives you a NEW NAME?
Very often women who are transformed begin calling themselves something new without giving it a second thought Proverbs 16:9, “The mind of man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps.” "People do their best making plans for their lives, but the Eternal guides each step."
One of our favorite examples is the woman who had been a dancer at a gentleman's club, she had planned to get an abortion (for a late term pregnancy), but then met a minister from RMI. Instead, she got saved and immediately after someone called her "Frankie" when she corrected them by saying, "I go by Francis." It was her given name, which the Lord led her back to use because she was no longer in rebellion. Yet most of our ministers find it's far better than they'd imagine He'd begin calling them.
Today you'll get an opportunity to speak to the Lord about the Brand New Name He wants to give you.
For the past few years, as He says, He has proclaimed to us new things during the Fall season. Each year the Lord has given our ministry a verse giving us a glimpse into the coming year. In 2017 it was BNN a “Brand New Name.”
“You’ll get a brand-new name straight from the mouth of God. You’ll be a stunning crown in the palm of God’s hand, a jeweled gold cup held high in the hand of your God. No more will anyone call you Rejected, and your country will no more be called Ruined.
You’ll be called Hephzibah (My Delight), and your land Beulah (Married), Because God delights in you and your land will be like a wedding celebration. For as a young man marries his virgin bride, so your Builder marries you, And as a bridegroom is happy in his bride, so your Husband is happy with you.”
Be sure to fill out your forms with your real name* after your Student ID# but then, at the bottom sign your forms using your BNN.
Your Brand New Name
“You’ll get a brand-new name straight from the mouth of God" —Isaiah 62
Your life has already changed, hasn't it? First YOU found hope and then you began your Restoration Journey—which is now clearing an even smoother path for the hurting women you meet to follow along their own Restoration Journey.
Today He's going to give you a new BNN, in order for you to discreetly help other hurting women, most often by submitting a praise report.
Today we ask that you stop to speak to the Lord and ask Him to show you your Brand New Name—so you will feel even more free to open your heart and pour everything to Him while you journal, when you submit a praise report— and even when sharing hope with other women He will bring into your life, like Atarah shares in a recent praise report.
Finding a name to help you start your ministry. Often Erin says He gives her the name of the book, like Poverty Mentality or Moving Mountains and even How God Can and Will Restore Your Marriage, which is what she would say when she met women—long before He restored her marriage!
It could be just a single word based on a special Bible verse, such as our first missions, Caritas Radiantes. The name translates to "Radiant Little Faces" based on Psalm 34:4-5 ESV, “I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.”
Or, it could be based on your RESTORED Marriage Testimony like Veronica "Restored by Grace" when she started a FaceBook group, yes, using a BNN. 🙂
So, if you're ready to find your: #1 BNN "Brand New Name", #2 your new Encouraging Women Ministry's Name, and maybe even #3 sharing your new Proverbs 31 "Smiling at the Future" picture, then simply CLICK HERE to fill out this easy form.
Proverbs 31:25— “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she smiles at the future.”
NEW DISCREET “SMILING at the FUTURE” PROFILE PICTURES
When women first come to us and fill out their Marriage Evaluation Questionnaire, where we ask for a profile picture, very often they send one of them with their husband. We also almost always notice that often their email profile picture is of them and their husbands.
As soon as we can, without increasing their pain, we encourage them to show their husbands that they’ve let go so the husband doesn’t continue to try to get away from them, in addition, if there IS an OW, keeping a profile picture of the two of you will cause the OW to often post more picture of herself with your EH to prove she’s got him now. 🙁
Moving forward along your Restoration Journey means... “forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on forward toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” “Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” NLT
How to take your Own SMILING at the FUTURE Picture
If there is a body of water nearby or close enough to drive to, ask your HH about taking a drive with Him—allowing Him to plan your entire day. He’s wonderful as a Husband because He also knows and can even change the weather, giving you a peak of sunshine when you’re snapping your pictures.
Again, notice how our ministers always take advantage of water and show a side view, looking up, smiling at Him and their future.
If there isn’t a body of water, consider a field or mountains—any expands of His creation.
Here’s how to take a shot on your own:
- Open your photo app on your phone.
- Turn the view to yourself.
- Stretch your arm all the way out.
- Smile and take one picture to look at how it’s framed:
a. What you want to see is just your head below your chin with just a little bit of the background.
b. Repeat until it looks right.
5. Then just turn your head and look up slightly.
6. Look at your picture to make sure you can see a slight profile.
7. Once you have enough pictures to choose from, choose your favorite and upload it to a new Gmail account, using your BNN.
9. Fill out your forms with your real name* after your Student ID# but then, at the bottom sign your forms using your BNN.
Definition of: A Brand New Name
In Course 1 we had you ask God to give you a Brand-New Name, which would allow you to "minister" to others more transparently in praise reports, while still remaining discreet. It's one reason why our ministers don't show their faces, but instead, using “she smiles at the future” profile pictures to go along with their BNN— allowing for completely transparency and discretion.
Definition of "minister" is a VERB or an Action that means to: tend to, care for, take care of, look after, attend to, see to, help, assist.
So again, the reason He led each of us through the valley, which began our Restoration Journey, and why He allowed this crisis in our lives, was in order for us to minister to (help) and reach out to other hurting women—giving them hope— Hope At Last!
And to help, like our ministers, you too need to remain discreet and begin using His BNN to protect your family and others who are part of your testimony. How do you know what it is, what is the process?
Isaiah 54:4-6 “‘For your Creator will be your new Husband; the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name! He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the God of all the earth. For the Lord has called you back from your grief— as though you were a young wife abandoned by her husband,’ says your God.”
First, you need to understand that He has called you to remove your grief, then with your new Husband, you as His bride, together you two can minister to other women, who like yourself, have been abandoned and are grieving without hope.