Last year,

I wrote this post.

“Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” I Corinthians 1:10

Same mind, and same judgment. One body, one mind, one heart. I dont know. I dont feel united as Christians, at all. There are so many who give us a bad name, that it scares the rest of us in to sitting still bc we are afraid of being judged. Is that it? Or maybe we are just selfish. Maybe we want to do the part of Gods work that is easy.

“Telling people how they should live” but when it comes to loving people, and living that way ourselves, its too hard and we just want to blend in and be liked by everyone. Paul tells us that in order to be a good servant of the Lord, we must crucify our flesh as Jesus was crucified. Meaning, those things we want to do … just to be like the rest of the world, we shouldnt do. We are called to live in holiness. Everyone. Whether you accept that call or not, its up to you… but you must do one or the other.

James says “Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.”

Thats our call to holiness. And not just to receive the words, but to put them in to action.

James goes on to say “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.”

Dont be afraid of living the way you were called to live. You know it in your heart, you can feel it. Ignoring it, is just deceiving yourself.  Yeah its hard, and yeah youre gonna mess up. But in James it also says “Humble yourseves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”

In order to be one body, we must separate ourselves from the world. Not the people in the world, but the attitude. The immediate gratification. The casual sex, the drinking and drugs, the porn, the gossiping all that stuff that in the moment, may make you feel good… but once you look at yourself in the mirrow, your heart feels a little bit darker. The things that you know, arent the way the God you decided to serve, wants you to live. Stop ignoring those inklings and ask God to help you out of it.

We need to be one body. Same judgement. One heart with one goal. We cant do that until we disconnect from those things that arent getting us anywhere. I know its hard, but lets pick ourselves up. Lets pick eachother up so we can serve Him who sent us.

Peter says:

“as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.” IPeter 1:14-15

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