A Saint Everywhere

May 23:2019

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
1 John 4:7-9

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There are some Eastern religions that make solitary confinement a part of their religious obligation. These people live isolated from others or have minimal contact with the outside world. If you interact with them, they seem to be really lovely, kind and caring and extremely tolerant. The only problem is that they would soon be back to their ‘safe zones’, so it is easy to be nice for a short period of time.
However, Christians are called to be the salt of the earth and by implication, this means we are to mix and make a difference. To live in isolation is to never be upset by others; this makes it easy to be a ‘saint in a cave’. But Jesus lived, moved and worked amongst the people and did not ‘come out’ just to minister and go back into His cave.
We are real people with real feelings and with a real God, and there will be times we are tempted to act or say ugly things to others. But you must remember that even when we do mess things up, God’s arms of forgiveness are always wide open to receive us. We became saints when we got born again and we are not saints in caves. We are to live as saints in a real world, ministering and sharing God’s love.

Additional Scripture Reference(s): Romans 12:1-2 Matthew 5:13-16

Prayer & Confession of Faith

God has called me to shine His light everywhere I go. I will make a difference in the lives of people that I meet everywhere I go and I will bring glory to God. Amen!

One Year Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 22

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