Clothed with Grace: He Knows My Name

Monday, January 12, 2015

He Knows My Name

  One song that I've been hearing on the radio light crazy lately is "He Knows My Name" by Francesca Battistelli, take a peek at the video:


Sometimes I think there are songs that get stuck in our heads because they are "catchy" and sometimes I think it's because they're powerful and we're meant to take something...a message from them.  The first stanza is one that I can relate to. As much as I tend not to place too much value in comparison, I catch myself doing it from time to time.

Recently it seems like it's been "loop followers giveaway" after "loop followers giveaway" on Instagram. Not to offend people who take part in this, but our value as people doesn't come from how many followers we have on Instagram. As someone who doesn't take part in these I still get a twinge of jealousy as I see people's followings sky-rocking seemingly overnight through these giveaways. No amount of comparison or number of followers will add a minute to anyone's life.

Comparison is the thief of joy and keeps us from focusing on who we really are.

Here's the first stanza:

"Spent today in a conversation
In the mirror face to face with
somebody less than perfect
I wouldn't choose me first if
I was looking for a champion
In fact I'd understand if
You picked everyone before me
But that's just not my story
True to who You are
You saw my heart
and made
Something out of nothing"

We can get so caught up in the social media following circus that we forget that none of it really matters. Things have changed so much since I was a kid, and I see the social media emphasis impacting my students too. They are constantly comparing their Instagram following and picture "likes" to their friends.  God made us. God chose us. God loves us. And His metaphorical "like" is all we need.

 The song ends with this reminder which I hope I (and you) can take to heart:

"He calls me chosen, free forgiven, wanted, child of the King,
His forever, held in treasure...
I am loved"- and that my friends, is more than enough.

blazer: Loft similar
top: J.Crew factory similar
skirt: Loft similar
necklace: Mariposa Medley c/o similar
 bracelets: chloe + isabel c/o samesame 
heels: Merona similar


  1. I do not do the loop give aways either. I understand people wanting more followers, but the whole process irritates me. I am trying to teach my daughter that it is more important to follow Christ than it is to be popular. It is very difficult in our secular society where popularity seems to matter so much. Thanks for the encouragement! I love this blazer. It will be nice for spring too! Susan

  2. You got it, girl! We are loved because we are HIS!

  3. Nope. Not doing the loop giveaways! I'd rather have natural and organic followers!

  4. What a beautiful song! I have to admit I really do not like loop giveaways at all... Glad someone shares my sentiment! Happy Monday and beautiful outfit!

  5. LOVE that song! It's totally stuck in my head now, which is A-OK with me. I find myself always checking back at my pictures to see how many likes I got on pictures. It's terrible. As of yesterday I am fasting from social media (insta and facebook, I don't twitter). When I get bored and feel the need to get on social media, I instead will read my bible app and/or pray. :) Happy Monday Ginny! You look perfectly polished as always!

  6. You are SO right! It is so hard to not compare how many likes I get to others, but I keep telling myself not to focus on it. It's easy to get lost in the sea of likes, but it's important to remember what the true purpose is:)

  7. I was getting so sucked in by checking instagram a few months ago. Now I am lucky if I remember to post anything at all! The bright cobalt is so pretty here!

  8. lovely outfit. i like the colors & prints you have going on here! xoxo linds
    my style blog :: Ruby Girl

  9. I LOVE that song.. ugh, now I need to go download it for my iPod, haha... Lovely outfit by the way dear, and even lovelier words of wisdom!

    Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger, and I would love to keep in touch! It would totally make my day if you stopped by my blog and said hi sometime! -