Do not try to fit in

Jesus is my best friend

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The rabbit does not belong with the wolves.

Now that you are a child of God you can’t fit in with that crowd anymore than a rabbit could fit in with a wolf pack. Now that you are a disciple you won’t go getting drunk or have one night stands or swear like a drunken sailor or be interested in the filth they spew out on TV or movies as entertainment.

Now that I am a member of Christ’s family I find the shows I used to like boring and offensive.

How many people watch these idiot shows on TV that they don’t really like but do so fit in at work during lunch breaks? You won’t be interested or waste time watching this drivel so you won’t fit in.

Try to talk with your friends or family about Jesus and see how fast you get the ice cold shoulder from them or receive the fiery darts of cruel sarcasm from them. They will reject you because you are different from them and people feel uncomfortable around those that do not conform to their way of thinking.

Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Luke 6:22 New International Version

You can live opposite of what you profess, but you cannot live opposite of what you believe. Dallas Willard

Instead go to Bible study groups, youth meetings and other places where you can associate with Christians and God will direct you to people who will become your true friends.

When we accept Jesus as our savior we instantly become a part of a holy family. We are sons of God and daughters of God Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah Abba (God our Father) guide me to Christian friends to replace the old crowd that I can no longer hang out with. Please heal my heart from the pain of losing those friends and family and the strength to carry on Your way. I ask this my beloved in the name of my best friend, Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.

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kmaskreations 4 years ago

So many don't understand that to accept Christ also means to turn from those sins that bound you before. You are a new creature and therefore must live as such. The christian life is not always easy and many churches now are not where a christian needs to be. Thanks to the Internet, a christian need not feel alone in his stand, nor compromise his beliefs. There are many now who are staying true to the Gospel with believers across the world who are only a click away. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, useful and interesting. God bless


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Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Teacherjoe52: Voted up, useful and interesting. Thank you for a profound and insightful view with this hub.

You are a terrific witness for God with a truly beautiful heart. You speak from your heart and soul.

I think God gives each of His people a way to witness for Him that fits their personality. I am not a person to go knocking on doors or stand on a soap box in a public place. Instead, I've managed to get published in a few Christian magazines, and I've created, advertised and conducted a couple classes at our community college, the last one done last April titled, "God Help Not Self Help, Ridding Yourself Of Spiritual, Emotional and Physical Clutter." Nine people signed up which thrilled me. I LOVE being in the presence of those who love to talk about God...I also believe one of the best forms of witness is our walk as well as our talk.

THANK YOU for this hub, I know it will inspire, encourage and bless anyone who reads it. Blessings, Sparklea :)


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Voted up, TeacherJoe. Thanks for the reminder on how we need to be mindful of how we live out our faith before others. The friends you keep do rub off on you and will erode your faith if you are hanging with negative people. I am blessed by your writings and encouraged.


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago Author

Hi kmaskreations.

I jusy read an article today that sys the same thing you are. Mnay preachers sya we cannot connect on the internet and must be in church. Yet for many, church is the unfriendliest place. I consisder all fellow Christians on this site to be more of a brother or sisiter than most I have i have met in Churches.

Way to go Sparlea.

That is terrific you are doing such great work in your own way.

Hi teaches.

Whenever I went home I found I did not belong there because of all that has changed in me in my walk with Jesus.

Thank you all for your wonderful uplifting words of encouragement to me.

God bless you all.


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago Author

Hi kmaskreations.

I jusy read an article today that sys the same thing you are. Mnay preachers sya we cannot connect on the internet and must be in church. Yet for many, church is the unfriendliest place. I consisder all fellow Christians on this site to be more of a brother or sisiter than most I have i have met in Churches.

Way to go Sparlea.

That is terrific you are doing such great work in your own way.

Hi teaches.

Whenever I went home I found I did not belong there because of all that has changed in me in my walk with Jesus.

Thank you all for your wonderful uplifting words of encouragement to me.

God bless you all.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

How true this is.. just awesome write.. My best friends are my church family.. I look back on my life and I wondered how I ever lived without them.. God is so good to have sent me to my church and my church family

God Bless you

Debbie


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teacherjoe52 4 years ago Author

Hi Debbie.

Yes to be a member of a loving, supportive church today is truly a divine blessing. I am happy for you. Be sure to cherish it and thank God for His gift to you.

God bless you.

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