The world is concerned with profit not soul.
Black Friday used to be just what it says … on Friday. However, capitalism’s tentacles have opened the doors to major stores on Thanksgiving. Some wait until 5pm, but you are more than welcome to fill your cart online before you go brave the crowds.
We are in this world but not of it (John 17:14).
In a culture that breeds anxiety and an ideology that you NEED these things to feel whole, how do we stand our ground, His ground?
What we must beware of is not damage to our belief in God but damage to our Christian disposition or state of mind (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest).
Oh Jesus, what shall we do?
How shall we be your light on a hill when the world superpowers build bigger monopolies?
How can our voices be salty to season conversations with faith when hate rallies more attention than kindness?
With peace in His voice, with love in His eyes,
Look up, My child
Seek Me first
I know the darkness
And the sin
You … You have My power within
Be strong, of great courage
Your words, My nourish
Hearts change when I give them eyes to see
Be the warrior I made you to be
Standing firm, not wavering at the slightest breeze
Yes, you will be surrounded by greed and other horrible things
In these last days coming
But you are marked with a seal
Forever Mine and that is ever real
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of His glory (Ephesians 1:13-14).
Let us go forth in courage today to live our faith and speak truth in His love with our feet firmly planted on the one and only rock, Jesus. Is there someone you can help today? Will you pray for divine appointments before you shop? Holidays are no exception, there are lost sheep everywhere still roaming the earth in need of directions to His narrow path toward the eternal gate.
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Have a wonder-full day of chosen joy!