Day 24 / John Study / She Reads Truth
NOT OF THIS WORLD
I have to admit, I feel a little “not of this world” today…(and not in the spiritual capacity )
After a week in the hospital with my Dad I’m feeling a little out of sorts. (Poor Daddy) It’s such a strange feeling to stop all “normal” activity, setting aside regular routine for a new one. I’m typically a girl who thrives with change, but upon closer look, I’m realizing I have more “comforting” patterns of behavior than I once thought!
So many face much more extreme seasons of “discomfort” so I’m hesitant to speak mine “out loud” though I am thankful that our
God doesn’t ever miss an opportunity to teach us, especially when we are taken out of any of our comfortable places.
We are not built for comfort. As followers of Christ, we were designed to step out from “conforming to the world” into the extraordinary life of living “set apart” & different from the rest. When we are “fully” engaged followers, we live with abundant FRUIT. Through the power of the cross, we are able to rise above our sin nature, to extend compassion and grace…modeling our Savior.
Carolyn Denny says this about Jesus:
“In this series of events, John’s Gospel makes one thing clear: our Savior is fundamentally different from this world. His response is never fed by deception or greed or fear, but rather by an otherworldly compassion for His people and command over all circumstances. He will always accomplish His gracious plan, often in unforeseeable ways.”
Jesus says it like this in John 18
36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”
In Christ, we are not of this world because our ‘CLUTCH PLAYER” entered onto the field (the world) and made the game changing play.
We are to imitate Christ. Play the game as He did. He left us a GREAT COACH in the Holy Spirit!
Who needs you to be a clutch player? Whose game would the Lord have you step into, that you might share the truth in love…and through the power of the Holy Spirit, mimic the His saving play?