If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. – John 15:19 (NIV)
Ever been in big crowd at an event or football match? In the middle of loads of people, I’d guess most of us would like to easily fit in, so we can enjoy the event or match we’re at, unless you’re really, really crazy you wouldn’t go dressing in your pajamas would you? You’d massively stand out from the crowd. But as crazy as it sounds, that’s what God wants us to. No, not wear pajamas at a football game, or be someone who’s weird for the sake of it, but to be someone that stands out of the crowd of the world.
The Bible here says we’re chosen out of the world, we’re called to be different, act different, think different and speak different. God wants us to grow to the place where,yes we can relate to people, but in our hearts we are totally different to the non-Christian world. We have a different drive, attitude and heart to the world.
Today wherever you’re at, make a stand for God – live in a way that’s different to those around who don’t know Him and this’ll really shout God.
Cube challenge: As you go into this next week, take 5 minutes, get alone with God, and ask Him to be different to the non-Christian world and make a stand that really shouts God for the rest of this week.