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God’s way is living for Christ

"If we are out of our mind, it is for the sake of God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”

- 2 Corinthians 5:13-15

 

    How many times when doing God’s will people has told you: “you are out of your mind, you are not acting rational.”  The Apostle Paul reminds us on 1 Cor. 1:18

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

    When people are not connected to the will of God, for them your actions may appear as foolishness. Moving from your secured location, going into another nation, working without a salary, living by faith, relaying of God’s grace may look like craziness.  However, when you begin to see as God sees your perspective change. When you listen to the Spirit of God you will feel compel to obey God’s word. You can not resist God and for others you may appear as going out of your mind.

     Revelation brings you to come out of the rational frame of mind into the spiritual dimension. You come out of your ego centric frame of mind into experimenting God’s frame of mind. You come out of the world’s perspective into God’s perspective. Why? Because, when you are saved Christ’s love will lead you. The Apostle John reveal to us in 1 John 3:16:     

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

     If we know Christ’s love we are to live for Christ. We are to follow his way and obey his word. We are to love as he has loved us. We are to live serving those that God has sent us to minister. For the world that is perishing, obeying God may look like foolishness. But for you, the saints, we are in our right mind; you understand that now we live for Christ. We are to walk in God’s will. 

     Just remember that Christ is the power of God and now Christ abides in you. God’s power is in you to change your vision and your life will change according to His will. Believing is to walk by faith, obeying his word and choosing to love others. Loving others is sharing the good news of the kingdom, the only Word (knowledge, wisdom and power) that will make people free indeed. When you invest in others spiritual grow, you invest in your own spiritual growing. For being in your right mind will appear as craziness for the world and that my brothers and sister is God’s way!     


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