Serving Christ and following him
makes us look like enemies
of a world that doesn't know Him.
Even Jesus was considered an outcast
to the world he lived in
because he lived a life
of complete obedience to God.
If you are going to serve Christ and follow him
If you are going to be like Him
You will be an outcast to a culture
living as it wishes.
Your walk with God and obedience to Him
draws you to a life of surrender to His will,
His desires, His love, His ways.
And when you walk that way, the path of love,
the path of a servant of Christ,
you will be hated by a world
living out its own desires.
Jesus gave us a wonderful game plan
for how to live in this kind of world.
It's the model I go back to again and again,
but it demands I lay aside my will, my wishes
and surrender to Him.
Here's what it looks like....
but don't read this if you aren't willing
to be convicted and challenged
to live a different kind of life
in a fallen world.