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Fitting In or Pleasing God?? | Karen Budzinski

Fitting In or Pleasing God??

Good reminder from Kim for today!

“If anyone is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His Father’s Glory with the Holy Angels.” Mark 8: 38

Whoa!!! Powerful words!! If you think those are cutting words, let us also look at what the Study Bible notes say, “A person who is more concerned about fitting into and pleasing his own ‘adulterous and sinful generation’ than about following and pleasing Christ will have no part in God’s Kingdom!!!

So, we think we can have it both ways, but we can’t!!
We are either standing up for Him or spitting in His face!
We are either telling crude jokes or walking away when they are told!
We are either watching movies/TV that edify us or we are taking part of an adulterous generation!
We are either praising Him with our words or we are cursing Him!
We are either looking to the media to see what will make us happy or to His Word!
We are either FOR Christ or we are AGAINST Him!!!

The 2nd part of what the Study Bible notes explain is just as powerful, “The situation in which Jesus is rejected, humiliated and put to death will be reversed when He returns in Glory as the Judge of all men.”

Father God, You are a JUST and LOVING God! If there were no consequences, there would be no limits, no boundaries, no choice to make, no love!!

Just because something looks inviting doesn’t mean it is good for us! YOU KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR US, Father!!! Help us to Trust You in all things!! May we turn to You for the guidance and direction we need because we are sure to mess it all up!

Please forgive us Father God for being a part of this sinful generation! May we learn to more and more like You! May our actions and words Glorify You!!!

Continue to be with those who are hurting, physically and emotionally! Keep them close to You and give them Your Strength and Peace!!

We come to You in the Amazing Name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen.