Saturday, May 11, 2013

CHRISTians are to be different…

of course there are things in your life that you are not satisfied with.  there are some things in your marriage that you don’t like, things in your business, habits in yourself, your mate, your children, your boss.  but i believe there are also some things in those situations and people that you could learn to be thankful for. 

but the bible says that CHRISTians are to be different.  we are to do everything without complaining and arguing that we may be the sons of GOD, blameless and harmless in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation in which we shine as lights of the world.  we stand out in a crowd.  we shine like lights because we’re different. 

philippians 4.11 (niv), i have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  notice the word, “content”.  remember that when paul wrote this he was in prison at rome.  the situations do not determine happiness. 

have you ever thought that boredom is actually a complaint – a complaint against GOD?  you’re basically saying, “GOD, YOU gave me a raw deal.  frankly, i can do nothing with the circumstances that YOU dealt me.  and if i were GOD i could do a better job.  i am bored, GOD, because YOU did not give me what i really need in life and therefore life is lousy.”  develop the attitude of gratitude.

just a thought from the front porch…

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