Friday, May 15, 2009
Living The Uncommon Life
What is living the Uncommon Life?
In today's society everything seems acceptable... and if you don't agree with the "everything goes" mentality than your "hateful".. "discriminatory".."not politically correct"... take the Miss USA pageant for example..When Miss California said she was against gay marriage... the media, the pageant, and the mainstream attacked her.. called her names... tried to take her Miss California crown away.... and then tried to portray her as a "whore" and then attacked her family saying that a brother was a "skin-head"... why? Because she answered a question given to her at a beauty pageant with her truthful answer..nothing more.. She did not start the discussion... she did advertise her beliefs...she was asked a question.... It is a sad thing that our society will attack a person who holds their beliefs... their Christian beliefs..
Living the 'Uncommon Life' is not an easy thing to do today. Living a Christian life and abiding by what God wants not what society wants is hard... Staying true to your beliefs and knowing what is right and doing it is often difficult... But as Christians we must....
Living the 'Uncommon Life' is loving your neighbor... not judging them... It's going out of your way to help someone in need..just because they needed help... It's talking to your friends and children about Jesus Christ.. Living the 'Uncommon Life' is staying married... and loving your spouse through the good and bad... it's letting God's glory shine through you...People will see it.. people will want it..
1 Corinthians 3:18-23 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness: and again, "The Lord knows the thought of the wise, that they are futile." Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours: whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas, or the world or life or death, or things present or things to come - all are yours. And "you are Christ's, and Christ is God's.
What that is saying is that the wisdom of this world does not coincide with God's wisdom. Paul was urging us to humble ourselves that all things are ours. Everything God has done in the church and in the entire universe, benefits ALL believers. There is no place for foolish boasting or competition among Christians.
We need to live the life of the Uncommon - we need to follow our beliefs and allow God to live through us.. We need to not be afraid... We need to hold our heads up... We need to carry that Cross...