Different

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

I am writing to exhort you today.

We are called to be holy, even as God is holy – to be set apart for Him; different.

That means that we will be the minority.

When the general society encourages sex outside of marriage, abortion and compromise in terms of dress, speech, morality, values or  socialization, we will not be able to participate.
When we are called to tolerate or accept things that God has clearly called sin, we will have to decline.

We are called to give, shine, love, encourage, serve and bless.
That means we don’t curse, “see to Number 1 first and foremost…”

What we get in return is our true identity:  A holy nation, a royal priesthood, people set apart for and in the Most High God.
We get a different inheritance, filled with wholeness and prosperity.
Most of all, we live with Jesus forever.

Applying all of this can seem difficult – so much “gray!”  True enough.  That is why we have the Holy Spirit – Helper, counselor, TEacher, Comfort, to live in each of our hearts.

Don’t know how to think or what to do?  Ask; you will receive all that you need – the answer and the grace to obey.
Do you feel discouraged, afraid or alone, cry out:  The One who sticks closer than a brother is with you always.
Is shame or self doubt nagging at you?  Look to Papa, who knows you fully and loves you completely.

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About lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Bible verses, musings and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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