We Are Not of This World

And by my title, I don’t mean we are “Mork from Ork” either.

Side note:  God bless Robin Williams and his family. He used his God-given gift of humor and love of humanity to try to make this world kinder and gentler, with a few more smiling faces! Sometimes the pain of this world overwhelms you  and you have to go home, where we all belong! Robin is now home.

Now, back to the rest of us aliens.

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In the bible, we are told over and over that we are not of this world.

1 John 2:15-17 (NIV)

15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

Basically saying this world dies, but we are creatures who were made to live forever! A perfect example of how fleeting the things of this world really are; is Hollywood and the Music Industry.  For some unknown reason people follow them for their news and advice on life. “Really?!” (So disturbing to me.) From one generation to the next; people, places, and things which were popular then, are no longer the muse of today. They die and fade into oblivion.

A perfect example are the Rockers who were drunkards and drug addicts. They now profess the sober, healthy lifestyle. Why? A quick death does not become them especially when the old survival instincts kick into gear. They want to live!

How many of you had a cassette player, or even an eight track player? Where are they now?

Things of this life are temporary!

God is forever! And He wants us to be forever too.  That is why there are warnings after warnings in the bible about chasing after trends, and ideals of today’s world.

As I was scanning through the news on the internet, an article stopped me.  The article talked about an entertainer who stopped his concert because not all of the people were standing and dancing along to his singing. The first thing that came to my mind was, “Man, he is so of this world.”  And then the ridiculousness of someone telling the people; who paid the excessive amount of his tickets, who support his multi-million dollar life style, what to do! “So of this world.”

The next part of the article showed a picture of the entertainer and his wife. Who, by the way, was attired in her fashion-forward outfit. Why wear clothes at all if you are going to dress with nothing to hide? I say then hide nothing.  And does this man have no pride at all than to let other men lust after his wife? It does not seem so, because he proudly displays to the world exactly what he bought.  So to speak.

Where has class and dignity gone in this world? I believe they have gone with God. Because if you truly have God in your life, then you are clothed with class and dignity!  But if you are, of this world,  you are a shining example through your words, actions, and yes (in my opinion) even dress.

Start today and take one thing, which you know without a doubt is worldly, and eliminate it from your life.  If you buy designer shoes, take the money and buy a meal or a week’s worth of groceries for a needy family. Do you laugh at dirty jokes at the office, gossip, or use foul language? Put a rubber band on your arm and pop yourself each time you do. It will make you aware and before long, you won’t be doing it anymore.

You can figure out what to take from your life by asking God, “Father, what do I need to eliminate from my life to bring me closer to You?” And be prepared for the answer.

Signing out today, as an Alien from Heaven!

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

Author: jonithetentmaker

Published author of the awesome Christian children's book, "The Tent Maker". The Tent Maker blog and The Tent Maker.org website is free for kids. Stories, games, coloring pages, and contests. Fun and fellowship go hand in hand, especially if it is a child's hand! My other blog, Thru The Bifocals of my Life, is my adult blog about how I see life through the bifocals that I must now wear and a little hindsight 20/20! Like everyone, I am very much human, flaws and all.

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