In, Not Of - Ed Young Television Devotional - 4/29

Ed Young Television Devotional

In, Not Of

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.  2 Corinthians 10:3

Have you ever wondered why God doesn’t want us to be mismatched in life? Why does God call Christ followers to do life with other Christ followers? Is it because He wants us to completely detach from the world around us? Does He want those of us who are Christians to turn our backs on the world and just do our own thing? The answer is a resounding NO!

God wants us to impact and influence those around us – especially those who aren’t followers of Christ. The only way we can do that is to be “in the world but not of the world.” Picture a boat in the water. The boat is IN the water, but it is not OF the water. As you go through life, don’t isolate yourself from those around you who are drowning spiritually. Instead, be insulated, not isolated. Make sure you are available to rescue, but don’t be in the water drowning yourself. 

As you think about the relationships in your life, pray for the opportunities to impact and influence those around you who are not Christ followers.

Take time right now to pray specifically for someone you know who is not a Christ follower. Reach out to them and let them know you are praying for them.

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