Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
My name is not in the dictionary. I’ve not been able to determine if Melchee has a meaning. There are no keychains anywhere ON EARTH with my name on them. I’ve never met another Melchee. Guess I’m a bit of a loner in this regard.
I don’t mean to suggest that my name wasn’t carefully chosen by my parents; my sisters and I all are uniquely named. Melchee is uncommon, hard to pronounce, and is easily misspelled. It’s just…WHO I AM.
My name may not be in a dictionary, but I am defined. My parents may have called me Melchee, but God calls me HIS. Saved. Sanctified. Forgiven. My name (and yours) is defined in Heaven. I imagine that it hangs on one of the stars, bright and shining. It’s who I am because of who He is. Oh, I could go on and on here…
And because I was once defined, now thanks to grace, I’m being redefined. And that’s the amazing work of God in our lives, what really excites my soul and spirit! When God calls your name, and sets your season, and gives you an assignment, and molds and makes and shapes and reshapes and loves you at the same time, how wonderful it is to be found in that place of life! You have new purpose, new joy, honest praise, all so that He may be glorified. When He calls you to this place, take heed and let Him do the work in you!
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6 KJV
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalms 139:14 KJV
Friends, allow God to fulfill His purpose in you. And I don’t mean determining whether you’re to sing or “ursher.” I’m referring to your soul purpose – your life as defined and redefined and designed with His purpose in mind.
On which star does your name hang?
P.S. My FULL first name is Melcheemoco. Boom.