Sunday, July 17, 2011
Is America Your World View?
But when you look at a place like Sri Lanka you see other factor working behind the scene. Religious bondage, caste systems, spiritual strongholds, evil agendas that lead to child trafficking, government corruption, prostitution, indentured servitude and slavery.
We look at our faith through rose colored glasses, and we have to make sure the rose colored filter isn’t democracy or capitalism or American patriotism. (It should be JESUS)
The bible isn’t written by anyone who lived in a democracy. It's written with a "kingdom mindset.
In Romans 3:23 Paul says, "We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
We’re all sinners, we all need God’s grace and his love and where sin abounds, his grace is so much thicker.
It’s about being the same person at home with your family as you are at work with your students or your customers. Either Christ has changed you or he hasn’t. It’s simple. So you can’t separate who you are if he has changed you.
Paul writes about the fruit of the spirit in Galations 5: Love, Joy Peace, Patience Kindness, Goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. As we grow in our relationship with God, these things will shine from us. God will use our fruit to attract people and they see our heart and how He’s changed our life!
So I challenge you to make a decision today- to live your life from a Christ centered world view from now one- wherever you are.
Your relationship with God is the filter you use when you watch movies, when you decide where to hang out with your friends, how you set up your dating relationships or the way you manage your household and your marriage, how you see TV and interpret the news and politics. Our relationship with Christ has the be the center and it has to be the filter if you want to make a real impact on the culture you live in!
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