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Monday, March 22, 2010

I walk a stranger

1 Peter 2: 11-12
11Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. 12Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

I read this passage this morning. It registered in my soul as this:

"Dear Jocelyn, I urge you, since you are a citizen of heaven living as a foreigner in America, to abstain from sinful desires like self-centeredness and consumerism, which war against your soul. Live such a good life among those who do not know Me that, though they accuse Christians of being hypocrites, they may see your good deeds, come to believe in Christ through your actions, and glorify God on the day he visits us."

It was another dose of "Do GOOD."

But it was also a good reminder that I do not belong here. My home is in heaven, eternal. I need not be upset by things that happen in this world (aka the atrocity that was passed by the House this weekend). This world is not my home. Say it with me, "This world is not my home."
My focus is Christ. I will keep my eyes turned toward heaven and keep my perspective straight.

I made Funfetti cake yesterday. I like Funfetti. It is, well....fun.

And God showed up at our Sunday night service. Again. His Spirit is at work and I am in awe.
How do I know He was there? Because I am different. He is cleaning house in my soul and I am changed.

Hallelujah.

Peace be with you.

XOXO
Joce

3 comments:

Kara said...

once again, "Amen"! You should watch our service yesterday. It was about doing God's work!! LOVE YOU!!

Kara said...

Here it is...

http://easternhills.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1073:easter-2010-humbled&catid=124:service-videos&Itemid=536

Pamela said...

i tossed some props your way in my post yesterday. thanks for that.

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