“Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” Continue reading
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
Loving favor rather than silver and gold. Continue reading
And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel shall be your name.” So He called his name Israel. Genesis 35:10
Names have meaning. Continue reading
Yesterday Facebook required me to prove who I was! I know that sounds strange but I have always been PastorTim on Fb.
The title “Pastor” is not allowed and that’s why it’s always been one word. Continue reading
It’s a strange feeling to see someone that looks like you.
That happened one time, many years ago at Astorworld. (Yes, it was a long, long time ago) Continue reading
Where is your name recorded?
The day you were born your name was recorded on a birth certificate and filed. Continue reading
A name says a lot about a person. There are names that you hear and associate with different things.
For instance, if you hear Wright Brothers you may think about flying.
John Adams may bring a thought of statesman or president.
Billy Graham is associated with preaching or evangelism.
You may not know anything else about any of these people other than those simple things.
There other names about people you know personally and you may think drug user, drunk, creep, teacher, good person, athlete, grandmother, or any number of things.
The fact is you will associate some characteristic with a name.
And your name is associated with a characteristic by others.
Gen 17:5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham;
Abram had his name changed by God to Abraham. Abram is lost in meaning and Abraham becomes the new association. Abraham is the father of Isaac. Abraham is the one that pleaded for Sodom and Gommorah. Abraham is the Patriarch of Israel.
What does your name say to others? Do they think bad or good? Do others think of Christ at the mention of your name or do they think about sinfulness?
By the way, Abram is never mentioned in the Bible again. He is known by the name of change – Abraham!
Abba, I want my name to be a reflection of You! In Jesus name, YES&AMEN
I have been called many names in my life. With a name like Swanson you’re going to get called TV dinner, freezer man, the Schwann-man, and Swanee River.
With a name like Timothy you’ll get called Tim-bo, Timbuktu, Tim-buck-tooth, Timmy, Tim-Tim, and my favorite given to me by my cousin, Timpson.
And when I was young my parents loved to throw a few new names in the mix like Otis Timothy Michael O’Shea Gonzalez Pierre Swanson. (That one made me genealogically challenged when I was a kid) Continue reading