Friday, July 31, 2009

How Should We Live...

What does it mean to live like a christian? What does it mean to be set apart? So many people today bear the title "christian" but their life style says other wise. Christians, instead of standing out, try desperately to just fit in. Instead of being a city on a hill, we join the common crowd.

This past week there has been a song that is constantly playing in the house, ( I won't say who keeps playing it:)), but we all sort of like. The beat is very catchy and fun, so we sing along. But today instead of just dancing and singing to it I actually listened to the words and they set me thinking on this subject. Here is the chorus:

"Don't let your lights go down.
Don't let your fire burn out.
Somewhere somebody needs a reason to believe.
Don't be afraid to stand out...
That's how the lost get found."
-Britt Nicole

Christians today, especially the young group, have been pressured into thinking that we need to fit in. In order for us to be able to reach out, we need to be like them. I'm not saying that this is bad, God calls His people out of darkness through so many ways, what I'm trying to say, is that our life style needs to be different from the lost. We can't be afraid to be different. We can't be scared of standing out, because that's how the lost get found.

Scripture calls us the salt of the earth, the city on a hill, the light on a candle stick. As the elect chosen of God, we need to stand out, we need to be the light of a dark world, we need to show the world that we have been chosen and set apart unto holiness.

Matt. 5:16- "...let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

We don't win the world over by being like them, but rather by standing apart from them. Why would they want to come to Christianity if it looks no different than the life they already live?

The world can't see Christ in us if we're just like them. They can only see Christ if we're like Him, and He was a man who stood out and left His mark on this earth. Yes, He did mix with the commoners, but He did not try to fit in with them, by dressing like them, acting like them, doing the same things they did, He ministered to them, out of love, by being different from them.

How should we live? We can't be afraid to stand out, because that's how the lost get found.

1 comment:

Grandma of Many said...

What a thought provoking post Kaila. Thank you. This is something that we need to take in and implement.