*Updated* Guest Post: Ana from House of Prayer and Praise

Happy Thursday, everyone! I’ve been having a lot of technical difficulties today with my blog.  I posted this post this morning but it didn’t load/post any words, just the featured image.  I just tried again and it did the same thing, so I’m not really sure what’s up.  Anyway, this is the post that was intended to go out this morning; it’s a guest post from one of the first bloggers I connected with when I switched to a WordPress platform.  I really enjoy her content and everything she posts just oozes her love for Jesus.  Please be sure to go and check out her blog here.

Living Original

 

God bless each and every single one of you tonight or morning in whichever part of the world you might be reading this post.  One thing that worried me was what was I going to talk or write in this blog post as I have been pretty absent minded this couple of weeks (wanna find out go read my blog).  I was pretty anxious, I am not gonna lie, when Callie asked me to guest blog post again; but God is always prepared and I really thank Him this time around too.

What is the meaning of living original to you? Is it being an eccentric self? Being different than everyone else? But what is living original with God as the centerpiece of your every decision? We confuse living original to being original; to say the least we are flawed human beings that fall from the grace of God a lot.  However, each one of us is chosen with a purpose. I love how this verse tells everything that we are for God:

“For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 14:2

That right there tells you exactly who you and I are to the Lord. We are treasures beyond measure.  God is not only speaking to the Israelites in this verse but to you and I.  Why then do we conform to the world? Why instead of being a different generation are we sometimes part of the crowd, as if there is not difference between the unbeliever and the believer? We represent everything that God is but we forget that in our trying to fit in to the world. We forget in our desires to be recognized in public, in hearing our name being spoken about in different places, in hearing our songs being played in stations and much more.  We start the process of living originally with God as a centerpiece but forget about Him midway during the process.

Someone that is of great example of living originally is Daniel and his three friends.  They never conformed to the worldly affairs in the palace; instead they rejected and kept to what they had been called to be: an example to the Babylonians.  Daniel and his friends represented God at all moments, in every action and word spoken, always giving testimony of God’s presence in their lives.

There was once a show in the ABC channel called “Living Biblically” (I think). It depicted Christians as ridiculous people; it was canceled, if I’m not mistaken, in their first season. But how could they depict Christian living if they are not in a rooted relationship with the Savior? There is no greater rule book to life than the Bible; but most times we take what we want from there and then discard the rest.  As believers we are always in need; in either one area or another, we are lacking and we need God to speak to us directly but if the word that God gives us we do not like, then we pick what we want from there and twisted to meet our desires.  Living originally is receiving the word whether we like some part or not and apply it to our daily living; never conforming to the world and its wants.

Someone once told me, “May you have the wisdom to find your purpose and the courage to make a difference.” Are you prepared to make that difference nowadays? Are you prepared to start living originally but with God as a centerpiece that is guiding you instead of being the back burner?

 

 

P.S. Thank you so much for hanging out with me today; I hope that this word spoke something into your life. I been blessed to be able to bring this to you and thanks Callie for having me again in your blog. May God peace and blessing be upon your life; Shalom.

 

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Author: Callie Susanna

I'm a blogger and aspiring author who publishes my thoughts on the life I'm living, literature I'm reading, and God I'm serving.

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