“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
As a converted Christian, do you see yourself as renovated, refreshed, or brand new with spiritual values and views sanctioned by God?
Do you think some changes are difficult? Have you ever needed encouragement and motivation to change? A quote shared by Sister Copeland reads “The truth is we all need encouragement and motivation. Everybody needs somebody to cheer them on, someone who sees the best in you. There are too many people putting others down in this world. Be a positive influence in someone’s life.”– Mufti Menk
Sadly, I am witnessing Churchians, also identify as Christians, put down converted Christians due to different mindsets. Some of their values and views align with the world while converted Christians align their values and views with laws sanctioned by God, and do not straddle the fence.
I changed from being offended when called a Jesus freak or hearing, “I thought you was a Christian” when I did not align with worldly views. Jesus’ death was not about taking worldly stands against laws not sanctioned by Him from a world that obviously hates Him.
Politicians go back and forth between different mindsets to cater to whatever deem will get them elected, converted Christians do not. We are to be more like Christ who never changes what He has commanded. We must change how we view other people’s thoughts of who we are in Christ. I am honored to be seen as a converted Christians who does not straddle the fence between God and the world.
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Luke 6:45)
God said His thoughts and ways are not our thoughts and ways in Isaiah 55:8-9. Jesus said not to love our parents and children more than we love Him (Matthew 10:37). Would He accept loving things in this world over Him? Absolutely Not!
His thoughts are the only ones that should matter on our journey. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” (I Corinthians 16:13)