If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord & Savior & repented of your sins, believed in your heart that He is the Son of God & rose from the dead on the 3rd day & confessed it, you are a child of God! Congratulations! 🥳🙌🏻 We are the Christ’s body, the CHURCH.❤
The church is the bride of Christ, SET APART for Him, for His special purposes ONLY. We are only passing by this earth. Our time here is short & temporary, but what we choose to do here impacts eternity. We really are not to adopt the customs & way of life of this sinful earth.
The church HAS to be different than the world. We cannot look like the world in our conduct or way of life. We must live to please, honor & glorify God alone, every single day of our lives!
We represent the light of Christ, we represent HOPE to other people who are still trying to escape the darkness of sin. We cannot shine if we act exactly like the world! Darkness cannot drive out darkness! I’m not talking about just outward apperearance, but lifestyle choices & inward attitudes.
WE MUST BE DIFFERENT. People must see something different in us. They must see the love of God reflected in our attitudes. 🥺❤ But we cannot shine in the midst of this darkness if inside, we are dark too.🥺🙏🏻
Nobody can give what they dont have. Make sure you are filled with the Holy Spirit daily. Connecting with God. Repenting of sins. Pray, read His Word, worship God. Because we cannot be different than the world without the help of the Holy Spirit. We will easily succomb to pressure to act or react certain ways that the world says is correct but only by reading His Word & through the conviction of the Holy Spirit we will know it doesnt please God. Our minds need to be constantly renewed. 🙌🏻 That way we can make sure we are relying on God & not ourselves.✅💯🙌🏻💕
Remember we are SET APART. We are not like the world. We are here to represent the HOPE OF JESUS. God bless you ❤
♡ Romans 12:2 ♡
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
♡ 1 Peter 2:9 ♡
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, to proclaim the virtues of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
♡ 2 Corinthians 5:20 ♡ Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God.
♡Matthew 5: 13- 16 ♡ You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
14 You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
♡ Romans 12:21 ♡ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.