GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE …
“Dare to Be Different!”
Dare to be different and dare to do different! During this past Sunday’s sermon: “I’m Going in A Different Direction!” Pastor Brice made the statement:
“If you want different you must be different – you must do different!”
I am comfortable with where I am in my Christian walk. Key word, comfortable. To be comfortable means to be satisfied – pleased – content – complacent. Whoa…! There’s that word again: complacent! I often speak about being complacent (being complacent about the Word of God is not a good thing). To be complacent about God and His Word is turning (drifting) away from God. (Yes, we turn (drift) away without realizing what we are doing.) When we are comfortable with where we are in our relationship with God, it is time to ask ourselves: “Am I where I need to be? Am I where God wants me to be?”
“Let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.” – Jeremiah 15:19c (KJV).
When it comes to the Word of God we must always be in a striving mode – we must always be striving to do better – to be better. This means that there is always work to be done. Our work (walk) is not over until God calls us Home. Therefore, get this in your mind-set.
Being in the Word is going in the right direction, however, when you start feeling like: “I’ve got this! I’m winning! I’ve got this on lock!” it’s time to go in a different direction. You may not have to do an about face (U-turn) but you will have to veer off into a different direction.
As Pastor Brice said, during his sermon, to go in a different direction involves constraint – controversy or contention – and conquest. When you read: John 4:1-30 (The account of the Samaritan woman at the well.) you will see constraint – controversy – contention – conquest. Not only was the Samaritan woman saved, but she also went out and spread the word about Jesus. She was a disciple for the Word of God.
Ask God which direction He wants you to take. Dare to be different under God’s direction. Let God lead you to be different – let God lead you to do different.
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan