Be Something Different

“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Acts 16:30

One of the sweetest sentences you can ever hear is someone asking for salvation.
The man that spoke those worlds could not help but hear Paul and Silas praying and singing in his jail. He was right outside the door.
Perhaps he wondered how two so badly beaten men could be so happy on the inside, while he was unhappy on the outside.

The earthquake and thought of escaped prisoners pushed him over the edge to the point of taking his own life.
However, Paul was there to offer him a new life.

Paul’s attitude and discipline led this man to reconsider his course. Calling for a light, he asked that wonderful, life-changing question.

Your life needs to reflect the life of Christ. The way you respond to life’s challenges is a factor in how others respond to the call of salvation.

Why would someone want salvation if they see a “Christian” ranting, raving, and cussing because something didn’t go their way.
That’s something much of the world already sees – already does!
People are looking for something different.

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2 thoughts on “Be Something Different

  1. Reblogged this on Call to Witness and commented:
    The follower of Jesus Christ is called to be different. When the world says that we ought to be upset when things do not go our way, the believer must exercise peace in the face of difficulty. As the world tells us that we want to be angry and rage on when someone or something offends us, the follower of Christ is quick to forgive and responds to an offense with love.
    How can a true Christian be able to do this? The peace and love that comes out of a believer is the result of allowing the Holy Spirit of God to work in them. The Spirit molds the believer to be a reflection of Christ, so that after long periods of enduring hardships and difficulties (and not complaining about as many people do), the Christian will be able to look at themselves in the mirror and see Jesus in them.
    Jesus Himself told us that we are to be a light in the world. Is your light in Christ strong enough so that others will see and come to you and ask you how you are different? If the answer is no, reflect and ponder what it is you are not allowing the Holy Spirit to work on and surrender it to Him. If the answer is yes, then I urge you to shine on and be different for Christ.

  2. It is a marvelous thing to see God use His kids for His glory. It is a humbling thing when it’s a kid that doesn’t seam to be completely sold out to Christ. God will use whom He pleases. So much of this world, people, do their best to pull a believer back into the old dark ways. THANK YOU LORD FOR HOLDING ON TO US!

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