Saturday, June 20, 2009
Is the Fathers love in you??
‘Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.’ 1 John 2:15-17
My little 2 year old is feverish today… so I am staying home and making her feel comfortable as best as can be, but she is cranky… so I am not sure if it is her fever that is making her feel cranky or just her age? Probably both.
I was thinking lately on what makes a person a Christian, or what the difference is between two people, when one person is a Christian and the other not, how can someone else know for sure who is who? Have you thought about it? I have, and I wonder what are those things that pinpoint me and you to someone who is not a Christian. I know for a fact that we as people don’t like to stand out, we want to fit in, and not be noticed for something we do, say, or wear… right? Like following fashion, everyone follows it, some more then others. We all try to look stylish, and no one wants to be caught wearing out of style clothes or shoes. I know when I go shopping its like what is the most flatering shirt I can find? Well, in my budget, but still what is stylish and will compliment my looks… and all the women I know are the same way. Young or old, we are mostly the same. Is it ok for a Christian female to follow the trend someone in Hollywood establishes as fashionable and follow it? Is it ok for us females to wear tightly snug jeans, that makes our butts look smaller, or is it ok to wear a see through blouse where our bras are visible? Hey I like wearing my jeans just like you, but I wonder if God cares in what we wear. Also about our hairstyles, I bought the latest hairstyle magazine, on how the stars have their hair in the latest trend or style. A lot of those very famous stars are not Christians, so I believe its not right for me to look up the her and copy her hair, make mine just like hers. Why would I want to copy a style from this evil world. It all comes down what is in our hearts, what are we trying to accomplish when we wear a certain piece of clothing or wear our hair in a certain style. Are we trying to feel better about our bodies, ourselves, or to uplift our self-esteem?
When in reality we should be looking how to bring grace and how to glorify God through our lives. Something to think about? Its hard to glorify God through my life, I need to either follow his footsteps, or follow the path of the ungodly. I know God loves everyone, all the ungodly and all the sinners, but he hates the sin, the ungodly things. One of my friends wrote about having a choice and choosing life or death? We always have a choice to choose what ever we want. To live our lives how ever we want, for ourselves, or for God.
'Life is more than food, and the body more then clothes.’ Luke 12:23
‘I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.’ 1 Timothy 2:9
So you see, its not me preaching it’s the word of God….:)