Tuesday October 14th, 2014: Be Lifted High

Devotions

I was listening to the song “Came To My Rescue” by Hillsong the other day and after singing this song too many times to count, a part of the song became real… It was like I’d never heard the song before.

“In my life be lifted high

In our world be lifted high

In our love be lifted high”

Over the week I really began to think about this. Is He being lifted high in my life? World? Love? I became very convicted. So here’s a few things I thought about.

“In my life be lifted high”

Is He being glorifed in every aspect of your life? What does your day look like? How much time do you spend on twitter, Instagram, Worrying? How much time do you spend praying, reading the Word, trusting God? Do your actions reflect Jesus? Do you say you’re a Christian, even have a Bible verse in your Insta bio but cuss, go to parties, wear that dress that’s WAY too short, defile your body, or even have a sexual relationship with your boyfriend? See those things don’t bring glory to God… We are not means ever going to be perfect BUT friends we MUST try to be like Jesus and we all know Jesus wouldn’t be doing ANY of that!

“And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through him to God the father.” Colossians 3:17 NLT

“In our world be lifted high”

We live in a God-less world. You don’t have to look far to see sin in the world… But as Christians that’s sometimes where we stop. We see the bad and don’t do anything about it. We don’t try to set a higher standard. We don’t try to fight what society is telling us is “normal.” We sit back and complain about the state we’re in. Since when did that solve anything? One of the most frustrating things is when someone complains about something but they aren’t willing to take any actions to make a change. We must be willing to act if we want to see change. Want to see a change in your friends? Be the change. Want to see a change in your school? Find people like-minded as you and be the change. Want to see change in your community? Be the change! Through God, we can make a difference in our world so He can be lifted high!

“In our love be lifted high”

Everything Jesus did was intentional. He was intentional because everything He did was to bring glory to the father. Jesus threw conventional love out the window. He calls us to love the unlovable, hurt, heartbroken, and messed up people. If you’re truly a Christ follower, is He being lifted high in your love? Are you loving those people? I mean I understand that there’s that guy in your class that drives you up the wall… I get it, but you drive someone up the wall. Jesus loves you as much as he loves crazy guy. I mean love was so central to Jesus’ life that he said that loving God was your first priority and your second was to love your neighbor as your self (Matthew 22:36-40). May the way your love towards others point them to Christ.

“And may the Lord make your love grow an overflow to each other and to everyone else, just as our love overflows toward you. As a result, Christ will make your hearts strong, blameless, and holy when you stand before God our Father on that day with all those who belong to him.” 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 NLT

I pray that Jesus is lifted high in your life, world, and love today. Happy Tuesday!

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