Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Are you a wierdo?

It was Wacky Tacky night in our Kids Klub at church. Their message was the same! Must be something God wants out there!

My daughter came home from school last week upset because one of her friends said her dad was weird. It seems that the girls were discussing mad dads and the things they say! One said her dad cussed and Jenna said hers didn't. This little girl turned to Jenna and said "Your dad doesn't cuss?" Jenna "No he doesn't" little girl " Well your dads weird. All dads cuss." Jenna " Well mine doesn't so I guess he's weird." She came home and shared this with her father, who promptly told her he was weird and it was okay!

See as Christians we should be a little weird to the rest of the world. We should stand out be different. We are to be set apart from them. We look the same, like some of the same things, go to the same restaurants, our kids play on the same ball teams wear the same styles, drive the same types of vehicles but there is to be something very different about Christians. We're to have a light inside us that shines brightly like a beacon to other. There should be this inner something that others just don't quite understand but want to have. That would be Jesus. You should be a lighthouse standing strong for others letting Jesus' love shine through you as a refuge of hope through the storms of life.

Now let me tell you that just because your saved and a born again believer that doesn't make you a lighthouse! Unfortunately too many of us are like the lighthouse's we see now just empty shells of what we were built for. We turn our light off with the switch of sin. God knows we sin. He knows we're going to sin. We have a sin nature.

Romans 3:23 NIV
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

BUT theres' hope,

John 3:16 NIV
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

As Christians we know this, but what we struggle with is remembering it. With setting ourselves aside as a temple for Christ. EVERY unrepentant sin in your life keeps you one step away from God. Your light should be blinding but sin dims it. As we fall on our faces' and give God the truth in our hearts all of our shameful sin and let it be washed in the blood of the Lamb then our light gets a little brighter each time. We start to stand out again maybe look a little weird or act a little weird. I don't know about you but as I fall on my face before God I pray that today I look like a weirdo!

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