It’s so “status quo” to make New Year’s
Typically, some are realized (a sense of accomplishment!)
yet many others are never fulfilled.
These resolutions typically center around our health:
losing weight, exercising daily, etc.
How many have gone beyond self to focus on others?
Evangelism, edification, benevolence, etc.
When reflecting upon last year, did we live a “status
quo” Christian walk or one that is beyond?
You see, our lives in Christ was never meant to be
“normal” because we’re a special people.
As special people belonging to Christ our lives should be
far beyond what is regarded as the status quo.
Status Quo For The World
Doing what everyone else does.
Being kind to (loving, greeting) only those who are kind to
Doing easy things, the easy way, when its convenient.
This is the way to destruction. Matt.
Living an unfulfilled, luke-warm life in the Lord.
It’s so easy to full ourselves into thinking this is
Ultimately, a life like this needs repenting. Rev.
Status Quo for Christians - Beyond
In service to our Savior. Matt.
Magnifying God’s name when others are ashamed. Psa.
Worshipping Him beyond lip service.
Serving Him as a daily living sacrifice. Rom.
In service to our fellow man. Matt.
Going the extra mile when others won’t. Matt.
Showing kindness to those who cannot repay. Lk.
Loving the unlovable. Matt.
In other words
We’re a special
Pet. 2:9) made by our Special Creator to do special things
2:10) for a special reason … the world beyond. Lk.
Don’t be satisfied
with the status quo … it only leads to your destruction.
Go beyond yourself and
experience eternity in the making.
to God in the church by Christ Jesus
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