Ephesians 4:17 “So I tell you and encourage you in the Lord’s name not to live any longer like other people in the world. Their minds are set on worthless things…You were taught to change the way you were living… you were taught to have a new attitude. You were also taught to become a new person created to be like God, truly righteous and holy.
In 2004 George Barna, Christian researcher, stated that faith has limited effect on most people’s behavior. (that is the opposite of what God wants from us.)
How will people see God in our lives if we are like everyone else? My prayer is for others to know that something is different about me. I want them to wonder what it is, I want them to become intrigued. Of course, usually it’s turns out to be an epic fail on my part. I’m by no means perfect and I have some very real demons I face daily. But you have to turn them over to God and do your best.
I am not the same I’m a new creation
I am not the same anymore
I am not ashamed, I will not be shaken
I am not the same anymore, anymore
(I’m not the same, I’m not the same Lord)
I bow before your cross this broken life made new So amazed at all you are, Lord
-Unhindered “I am not the same”
“Help, oh Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the Earth.” Psalms 12:1
When we belong to God, our actions no longer only belong to us. People look at us harder. We have to choose our actions carefully. Read the entire chapter of Ephesians 4. Verse 31-32 says, “Get rid of your bitterness, hot tempers, anger, loud quarreling, cursing, and hatred. Be kind to each other, sympathetic, forgiving each other as God has forgiven you through Christ.”
I don’t know about you, but that verse really spoke to me. There are about five things in that statement that I need to work on. I want to be someone who is invisible so Christ can be visible. But after that verse, I have such a long way to go.
Please don’t let that get you down or discouraged.
If you need to hear God’s voice, worship him.
live as god’s people
Quotes by Roy Lessin
“You are here not by chance,
But by God’s choosing…
“He has allowed you to be here at this time in history to fulfill his special purpose for this generation.”