TURNING THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN!!
When they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some believers before the city authorities, shouting, “These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also”. Acts 17:6
Isn’t that what it’s really all about? Turning the world upside down??? Jesus came to show the world, us, there was another way. To show us that we actually can live by loving one another, instead of showing hate. That we can live in faith and not in fear! As our country and communities begin to re-open after devastating loss, may we keep this in mind. May we show our love, ultimately God’s love, for all people! Now is the perfect time to turn the world upside down and show God’s love!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3 (NIV)
Blessing! God’s favor and protection. Ultimately we are a blessed people, continually receiving God’s love. So, keeping in mind that you REALLY are blessed, how do your words and actions represent the Gospel (the Good News of Jesus)? We are called to BE like Jesus in all we do and say, not just to those we know and love, but for ALL people. As our world has drastically changed these past weeks, we have been challenged. Challenged to remain in Christ in word and deed, despite what the world around us is doing. I suppose this is what it means when scripture says we are to live in the world but not be of the world. Now is our time to shine the light of Jesus. To speak and act as Jesus would have us and not as others expect us to. This is how we proclaim that we are not only blessed but a blessing to others. May God’s love shine from your life this day and always!!!