“The Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.”
1Samuel 10:6 NIV
Read: 1Samuel 10:1-8
Did you ever meet someone who boldly marched to a different drummer? While almost the whole world seemed to be headed in one direction, this one person took every rabbit trail to the left and the right.
That’s not what GOD had in mind when he told us to be different. In order to be different, we don’t have to be unconventional. We are to be different from the majority in this world who do not know GOD. We are to be different than the unbelieving masses. Some of these question whether GOD is real, while others deny HIS existence totally.
A few days ago, I saw a bumper sticker that read: “GOD IS DEAD”. The owner of the vehicle was not aware, but by posting the sticker, he was admitting to the existence of GOD. Using his logic, GOD had to be alive in order to be dead. Then, as GOD is eternal, GOD cannot be dead.
Our scripture verse of today tells us the instructions to Saul. Just as Saul was to be changed into a different person, so are we. When we put on the whole Armor of GOD, we are changed. We are to be different from the world. We are not to be of this world, but of GOD.
Are you following the non-believers of this world or are you following GOD? There is only one right choice! Be really different from this sinful world.
Today’s prayer: “LORD MY GOD, Thank YOU for reminding me of my ability to be different from this world of sin and evil. Help me to be only a follower of YOU and avoid the temptations of this world. Amen.”