Christ has called us to be his witness here on earth, just as the Father sent him to be a witness on this earth. And what does that mean? David shared several passages of Christ's relationship with God and used that as an example of how our relationship should be with Christ.
I'll put a quote here from the message:
Continuing on in the message David said:
Public entertainments, holidays, amusements, etc. - participating in these things is having fellowship with the world.
Can we say the same? I ask again, are WE representing Christ in this world? In all that we do? Or is there some little bits of compromise 'here and there'?
I am reminded of my recent experiment to try having a facebook page for my other blog. I was hoping to build up a fan base of some kind so I could eventually share a recipe book I'm working on. A few months was all it took. All of these people 'like' my page and in order for me to get anywhere I have to 'like' their page and we have to interact with each other ... yet the only thing we have in common is cooking or gardening or some other similar, activity of no good eternal value. Yes we have to cook and yes it's ok to have a garden, but if this is where your fellowship is then it's quite shallow. No thanks, I'm not interested. It took a few months of trying it out to come to this conclusion and it's very clear to me that it's just not worth it. It takes time and effort to build it up ... and build it up for what? What is more important? I'd rather be transcribing a message :) Life here on earth is much too short. I'd rather 'redeem the time because the days ARE evil.'
Who are we trying to please?
I'm currently working on transcribing David's message from a few weeks ago titled: The Face of the Deep. If you have not listened to it, I highly suggest you do so now. There is a lot of good stuff in there, and some of it is pointed right at us women. A blessing and encouragement for sure.