What’s in a name change? That depends on who’s changing the name. And why. Since this is a site about finding God, let’s start by saying that when God changes someone’s name – it’s a really big deal. Everything else, by definition, is less than such a big deal.
What kind of change is being made?
If you’ve been here before, maybe you noticed there’s a new name. It used to be seeking God in government. Now, it’s finding God without religion. If you’re a regular, hopefully you noticed.
If not, well, what it’s changing to should still matter to you. So let’s take a look at what’s going on.
- to make different in some particular : ALTER
- Obviously, the name changed. But that’s really #3, so hang on for a moment.
- The colors changed. Mostly because I didn’t really like the previous color scheme.
- The homepage format changed. Now, it matches the new format over on one of my other sites, finding God in religion. See #3 for more on that as well.
- to make radically different : TRANSFORM
- I guess the most radical change is that there’s now much more here than just government. But since all of this is really about changing position, course, direction, Etc., also see #3.
- to give a different position, course, or direction to
- The name change is to bring it in line with the other site I mentioned. So now there’s Finding God in religion and Finding God without religion. Very symmetric. And complete. Not to mention both contrasting and complimentary.
- At one time, government seemed like a good topic. You may remember a former president who was very much not Christian in his behavior and temperament, and yet was very much fawned over by many Christians. Somehow, still is. Some of those people really didn’t like what I wrote, and yet, the way Jesus described His disciples just didn’t match this person. Oh well.
- Anyway, there are so many other places where we either look for God, or look for a replacement for God. Been there. Done that. And gave up. There just is no replacement for God. And if I may be more specific, there’s just no replacement for Jesus. None. Period.
What’s going to happen here?
So, having said all that, there’s also going to have to be a restructuring of the site. Kind of an odd thing, since this was intended to be a restructured version of Which God Saves? It forces me to have to admit, focusing on government wasn’t the right thing to do. It’ll still be there. But with other things as well.
There’s also stuff on God versus religion, much of which is currently being migrated over to Finding God in religion, that will end up here. Satan doesn’t really care what distracts us from God – Trump, other political figures of any party, science, music and other secular things, Etc., so we need to understand where God fits in, or doesn’t, in various areas of our lives.
I think it’s possible to find something of God pretty much everywhere we look. Sometimes it’s the absence of God that’s most notable, but even that says something about Him. Some of my Christians friends disagree with me, but I truly believe that we can see God, if we’re looking, even in things like secular music.
The problem is, we aren’t usually looking. We divide up our life. Compartmentalize it into God’s portion and our portion. What we fail to realize is that’s God’s always here. Everywhere. All the time. What isn’t always present is our recognition of His presence.
What about when God changes a name?
There are various places in the Bible where we see God changing someone’s name. But for today, I only want to point out one. Hopefully, it applies to you!
Rev 2:12 “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write:
Rev 2:17 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.
That’s right – a name change. A change made by Jesus. A new name for everyone who will be sending eternity in Heaven with Jesus.
And that’s why one name change means everything.
Which is why I made the name change to this site. To, I pray, help you to realize the importance – literally life or death – of getting that new name from Jesus.