A NEW IDENTITY!
Upon our relationship with Christ, we are given a new name. We are identified as something other than just sinner, failure, heathen, fearful. We are given the name son, heir, redeemed, chosen, and the list goes on. From our birth, the enemy is waging war on our identity. If he can get us to just forget who we are in Christ, he knows that we are not a threat to his kingdom of darkness. Living detached from who we are leaves us with empty, purposeless, and robs us of the benefits of sonship. Until we embrace our new names, we struggle to stand firm. Our knees wobble in uncertainty.
This album was birthed through many personal revelations regarding my own identity in Christ. Fighting lies that I have believed with the Truth of God’s Word. Since I was a young girl, I believe, I have struggled to hang on to who God says I am. Diminishing my value. Hiding behind others. Cozying up with fear. Digging deeper into the names God has called me, helped me to realize that I am not my own. I have not named myself. But I have been named by the God who saved me.
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs – heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”
Romans 8:14-17 ESV
God does so much through our artistic expression. Every word written on my “Renamed” EP Album was a prayer and/or a declaration of God’s Truth for me. A truth that I wanted to share with you, offering freedom through hope and identity in Jesus Christ.
I pray that this album will serve you in Spirit and in Truth!
Love, J.E. Berry