We are 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 soldiers, conquerors, and holy, among other things. Today we’re going to discuss one of those things: the non-peculiarity of the Body of Christ.
Bible Verse for Today
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful 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. So 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.
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For years, the Christian Church and its members have been seemingly trying to be non-peculiar rather than peculiar. But unfortunately, on many occasions, we have been guilty of attempting 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 win people by what we say and how we live. The world is in darkness, and those 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, thank you for calling 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.