Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Are We Really a Peculiar People?

Life has been very hectic since moving to Oklahoma City. I have not taken a minute to even update my blog. Today I have a day off so I thought I would take a minute to post a few words.

I have been a stay at home mom for over 20 years and since August of 2010 I have entered back into the work force. It is very different working with people that have no sense of God or truth. It is easier to serve the Lord while in a controlled and protected enviroment. I have heard parents say that children need to be exposed to the world so they can better adapt when they are adults......NOT ON YOUR LIFE! I am so glad I have protected my children from the world for as long as I have.

I desire to be a light in the world but it is very hard if we do not depend upon the Lord for help. We too can begin to act like they do. It amazes me how people will treat you so sweet to your face and then turn and stab you right in the back. No wonder people have a hard time trusting us as Christians when we are telling them truth. They do not know how to believe in something, people are good at being so believable to your face but doing something different when they walk away. It is very, very important for us as believers to be real, I mean really real!

There is no truth out there! People are surrounded by NON-TRUTH so much that an absolute is such a foreign concept. If we as Christians want to really make an impact in the lives of others we must not just speak truth but we must really live it in front of them. We hear it preached and I personally have taken it for granted the importance of really living truth. In the circle of Christianity I have been guilty of being laxed in my seriousness of truth in my own life. Yes, I have tried to live what I have been taught but if we are all truthful we pick and choose what we will take on and what we will not take on in our lives and we justify it in our own little minds. (I know this is gossip but it will not hurt to tell another person of this...I mean they need our prayers, don't they?)

People really hate when you try to do right and it will not be long before you will make enemies by doing what it right but I have to believe what God's word says in Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
If we truly live by God's truths, I believe God can change the heart of people around us, our problem is that we try to fix things the way the world would.

We see in Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. We will be a peculiar people out there in the world if we live according to HIS truths.

Let me encourage you to become a peculiar people, zealous of good works!


Miss Linda said...

Good evening, Rebecca. I found your blog on the IFB KJV blog roll, and your entry really resonated with me. I work in a secular environment (as a secretary) and have been meditating on, and praying about, the very issues that you discuss here. For example, the attorney I work for writes fiction for adolescents as a sort of hobby. The fiction is inspired by books such as Harry Potter and Twilight, and apparently contain characters that practice witchcraft and other activities that are described as an abomination in the Scriptures. Yet these books are written for children! He considers himself a Christian, but I fear for his soul in publishing material like this to pollute the minds of children.

I know firsthand how difficult it can be to work with people who, as you said, have no sense of God or truth. It can be difficult to dress differently, to practice a "set apart" life, and to maintain the distinct Biblical ideals of conduct while working in a secular environment.

I just wanted to encourage you and let you know you are not alone. I derive a tremendous amount of inspiration from reading the story of Joseph in Genesis. He lived and worked (and for a time was imprisoned) among Egyptian pagans and even married the daughter of a pagan priest. He was surrounded constantly by pagan peoples yet he remained steadfastly faithful. It must have been hard for him to see a purpose for the extreme difficulties he experienced in his life, yet God had a great plan to not only bless him, but bless others in his family as well. I pray that God will help us both stay strong and faithful, and help us to shine our light among the darkness in our daily lives.

May God bless and keep you!

Rebecca said...

Bless the Lord Miss Linda.
Thank you for your encouraging words.

Megan said...

Go Get Em' Girl! We may make many enemies with our faith, but we always have Him standing beside us! :)