Today: Designed in heaven, living on earth
Passage: John 17
14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. (John 17, NIV) -emphasis added
When the world is getting more and more worldly, it is time for those belonging to God, to get more and more Godly, getting closer to the destination!
We need the “covering“ of God around us, especially around our young generation
Jesus does not want us to get away from the people and go to a forest and sit there praying all life. Instead, He wants us to be the light of the world and salt of the earth, very much actively involved
Many people have got it wrong! so they try to live in “another world”, not knowing what’s going on around them. We are to spent enough time with God in prayer and the word, but then we need to come out and be blessing to the world around us
Children of God should be a blessing, an asset everywhere they live/work
Jesus wants us to be in the world, but not of the world. Baby Moses was put in a basket and then put in the river; we need a “covering” around us, our children
The shuttle enterprise, retired from being a space test aircraft, was brought to rest on the “intrepid” museum in NY, a retired aircraft carrier
It was designed here, to be in the space up there; you and I are designs from above, for a brief time here on earth, with a divine mission
However, I wonder if many of us, designed for “higher missions” are resting too soon, becoming “curios” for those around us. We may enjoy all the crowd around us, but there is a much higher mission for which we were (re)created in Christ!
It is better to make sure that our creator is happy with what we are happy about!
Everyday, like charging our phones, we need to be connected to God and then be a useful instrument for Him. God will open doors when we are ready, not vice-versa!
We better put to use what He has already given us, so that he can give more, better things. That is God’s “modus operandi”
Love the job you have; love the people you have in life; love the car and the house you have; thank God for all of that. Thank God for life, health and for everything!
If we buy something for children and they fight over it, we may feel we shouldn’t have bought it. That’s how God may be feeling, with some of the things He gave us!
The Israelite on Exodus from Egypt became experts in complaining!
They finally perished in the desert, grumbling and murmuring, instead of thanking!
Let not that happen to us; be thankful and do the most you can
Have a blessed day!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for this day. You gave me another blessed day, to enjoy life and do something good. I am sorry for all the complaining and murmuring in life. Make me a praise and prayer person please. Amen
We are designed in heaven, to be God’s instruments on earth for a brief time