But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1
It’s easy to get caught up in the comparison game, looking at how others are living their lives and feeling like we don’t measure up. But as Jesus prayed in the dark garden the night before He was crucified. He cried out to God aware of what He was about to face. He knew He was doing it for all of His people, and that includes you.
What Jesus Christ did on the cross wasn’t just for mankind. The sacrifice He made to bridge the gap between Earth and Heaven was done for YOU.
Before your Mother even thought of you, He knew you. He planned for you, created you and even knew your name!
There was so much care and intention when God formed you. As He planned time and space, He carved a small place in this world, in this time, specifically for you.
As He took that beating, He thought of you.
As He hung on the cross, He died for you.
As He rose again, He rose for you.
And as He sits in Heaven, at the right hand of God, He waits for you.
Do you live like you know this? Does your life reflect gratitude knowing that He did all of this for you?
You weren’t an afterthought. You weren’t a mistake. You are an intricate part of God’s plan for His World. His grace is abundant and ready for you, all you do is accept it. You accept that what Christ did on the cross that day 2,000 years ago was enough, that His sacrifice cancels all debt that you build up in sin. He stands in the gap, purifies you, and makes you blameless before the Father!
And when you enter the throne room of His eternal grace, He already knows your name. Because He knew it long before you physically existed and He called you personally to be His.
I made this beautiful purple leather journal and I then laser engraved the phrase “I am His, He called me by name” as a visual reminder of God’s promise to you.
Below the engraved reminder of God’s grace to you, I will personalize each journal with a name. Writing your name on the cover displays the name that God called you by and is worth celebrating!
Writing your thoughts down in a journal will help you remember and process your feelings. Journaling is a healthy way to put your emotions in a safe place. I love being able to look back at my old journals as a witness to just exactly how God is working through me and using my life over the years!
This leather travelers notebook style journal features two elastic cords inside to hold your paper journal (which is included). When you fill up that notebook, you can simply pull it out and put a new blank notebook inside. Reusing the cover over and over again.
These journals also make great gifts, and I have an ever-growing collection of new designs and leather colors, which you can check out here.