In a postmodern world where science replaces faith, true religion is ‘Me’, and morality is blurred, it is more important than ever to know the mind of God through the presence of the Holy Spirit. As a follower of a Jesus, I find my lifestyle and values can be very counterculture. I want to know that my thinking and behaviour is in alignment with God’s expectations. It is all too easy to go with worldly thinking. It will be comfortable and familiar unless I have the Holy Spirit inside me to prompt and challenge me when required. This passage reminds me that when I choose to be countercultural because of my faith, I cannot expect the world to understand. But if I can live for Jesus without judging or condemning others, just maybe those around me who live without Faith might be drawn to God.
Lord fill me with your Spirit. Help me to hear your voice and to live faithfully to your commands. Show me Lord how live counterculture for you. Lord may I reflect your love so that others are drawn to you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Written by Christine Knight