Unemployment and Philippians

Yesterday, I was driving down the street listening to the radio and I caught myself jamming out to some pop music. I can’t remember what song it was, but I know that Jesus probably wouldn’t have had it as one of his presets; let’s just say that. I sat there and thought to myself, am I no longer allowed to listen to this music? It was a jarring realization for me, because I truly have to walk the walk now.

There are plenty of times in life that I find myself not acting like a Christian. For example, there are people from my old job that might watch this video and say, “What?? Mark certainly didn’t act like a Christian at work.” Granted, I wasn’t going around the office thumping people with bibles all day long, but I certainly wasn’t Jesus reincarnated on this earth. You know what I’m saying?

Yesterday, after I published my first “Jesus” video on my channel I felt great. I felt like I was starting to move in the way that God wanted me to move. It was enlightening and awesome. But I still yearn to develop that relationship with God where He is at the center of everything I do. I want to be in communication with Him all day long. That’s where I want to be with this move. I want to be best friends with Jesus, and spending time with Him every day in the morning is where it starts. Not seeing an end to where I’m spending time with Him is the goal.

Today I was reading in Philippians 1:27. It says:

“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ…”

Paul later goes on to explain that whether he experiences them in person, or wether he hears about it through the grapevine, he wants to see the people of Philippi living the life God intended them to live. A life “…worthy of the gospel of Christ.” That’s the challenge for all of us. It’s wrapped around our integrity. It’s easy to put up a facade when the time is appropriate, but to live after God’s own heart every waking minute of your life is the true challenge.

God, help me to seek you more intimately. Remind me throughout every moment of the day to live a life worthy of your gospel. Speak to my Spirit and strengthen Him. Allow my mind to be attentive to the still small voice calling me to live more righteously. In Jesus’ name I pray.

Amen.

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