Living in the light of Jesus – Prayer for November 8. Praise the Lord everybody! As Christians God has called us to be a lot of things. We are called to be Soldiers, Conquerors, and Holy, among other things. Today we’re going to discuss one of those things, and that is the non-peculiarity of the Body of Christ.
Bible Verse for Today
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:” (1 Peter 2:9)
When God looks at us He sees people constantly trying to be like the world and not apart from it. When you think of peculiar people you think of everyone but Christians. You think of the Jews, the Hasidic and the Orthodox, you think of the Muslim and Islamic faiths and so on. Christians, not so much.
The Christian Church and its members for years have been seemingly trying to be non-peculiar rather than peculiar. We have been guilty on many occasions of trying to integrate worldly practices into our churches, from dancing to rap music and mimes. If we feel that the only way to bring in the lost to Christ is by offering them entertainment and a listener friendly Gospel, then we are in for a surprise when Jesus comes back for His Church.
When people look at us do they say, “there’s something about those Christians, I can’t put my finger on it but there’s something about them I want.” Or do they say, “Those Christians, they aren’t so special, going to church with them is like going to a Broadway show, except on Broadway you only pay once as you enter.”
God wants us to not only win people over by what we say, but how we live. The world is in darkness, and those of us who live in the light must show a distinct and attractive alternative lifestyle to those lost in darkness. When all the world is walking to the left, they must see us always walking to the right, not down the middle or leaning to the left, but to the right. They must see us living in the light of Jesus. God bless you all.
Living in the Light of Jesus Prayer for Today
Father God, we thank you that you have called us out of darkness into your marvelous light. Help us to be the peculiar people you have called us to be. Lord, help us to live lifestyles attractive to those that are lost. Let’s always live in the light of Jesus. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.