We r 2 b n the world but not of the world. What sets u apart? What makes u peculiar?
It’s not your clothes, your Jesus pins nor ur lack of makeup that sets u apart.
Different denominations have different standards they live by just like Families have different rules and standards.
What u do 2 belong 2 a community doesn’t set u apart from the world.
Being at peace when the rest of the world is n fear of “What’s 2 come?” That sets u apart.
Trusting God and relaxing n his rest while everyone else is scurrying around trying to figure out what they r going 2 do. That sets u apart.
Believing n people when everyone else says u should give up on them. That sets u apart.
Loving one another as God loves us when the rest of your friends (Church friends included) tell you “They don’t go to our church why do you hang around them?” “They don’t believe the same doctrine as we do u better not fellowship with them or they’ll mess u up. Good Heavens Jesus is coming back for the Body of Christ not one building with a particular Name on the placard.
Maybe u need 2 get messed up a little. Maybe u need 2 look out the window of ur church and c who else is out there. Believe me there r a lot of hurting and scared people. And these people r hurting and scaring even more people. Wouldn’t it b nice if someone could show them God’s peace and rest? Wouldn’t it b nice if that person was u?
Show God’s Love, peace, acceptance and rest 2 someone this week. Let them know they are special in God’s Eyes. It may b a small thing 2 u. But it could b a miracle 2 the person that u r talking 2.
One time I did something that I thought was small and insignificant but God asked me to so I did it. Just plopped down a $5 bill when a lady ran a bit short and couldn’t pay for her groceries. No big deal right?
Lady yelled at me crying in the parking lot. Said she was just crying out to God that morning (not prayer…she was angry because she didn’t believe he was real or that Christians were real) because she didn’t believe there were anymore people that cared left. She felt like that $5 bill was God reaching down to her from Heaven and that He did hear her.
She was a pile of bones and flesh sobbing at this “experience”. God provided an appointment and I accepted the opportunity to show someone that God is still alive and does care very deeply.
Sometimes all u have 2 do is get outside your house and the 4 walls of your church. B different and b set apart. Not n an odd showy kind of way. It’s not your garments, your hair, your make-up or lack there of. It’s not pants, nor dresses or even Coveralls. It’s not hate words painted on signs or T-Shirts.
It’s not about u or what u do. It’s about what Jesus Did 4 u.
Share what Jesus has done with someone.