Sunday, April 7, 2013

Faking You Out

You can't cook without heat. That is a lesson I have learned a lot over the years, But I got a refresher course yesterday while I was trying to boil water. What I hadn't realized was that though I turned the burner on (I blew up the stove so we are using a hot plate) The hot plate wasn't plugged into the power outlet. I was getting irritated because my water was not getting hot until someone pointed out the fact that it was not even plugged in.

Then I got to thinking about it. How much is that different from us? We can be "Plugged in" to church, Sunday school, youth group, Wednesday night service, bible studies and the list goes on-. We can go through the motions of being a Christian in Church, and still act like the world every other day of the week.

The bible says, we are to be in the world but NOT of it. Do we always act like that? I don't.

The bible also says we are to be salt and light. - I don't know about you but I've gotten salt in a cut before, and for those that haven't, it BURNS.-

During the bible time, they would pack a wound with salt to disinfect/heal it. -I've tried. though painful it works.- And light -come on do I have to help you on this one?- Sunlight can be used to purify water, It cleans and disinfects laundry and textiles. And honestly what kind of world would we have without sunlight?

So as Christian "teenagers" we need to, plug in ourselves to Christ himself and not just the church or activities -It doesn't matter what anyone else is doing. As a Christian, you are called to be a leader, not a follower. Or as I like to put it be a goat, not a sheep.- because what good is a pan of lukewarm water? We are also supposed to be salt -Which means we are going to burn and disinfect other people's wounds and our own. Not everyone is going to like you because of it- And last we are supposed to be light.

1 comment:

  1. You are so right! Thank you for reminding us. You guys are great!