Rise Up Church; you are the Bride
Here are a few quotes from a book I read for one of my pastoral classes entitled:
Developing A Supernatural Lifestyle, by Kris Vallotton.
I think these quotes deserve some thought....
"We are not supposed to reflect our culture; we are commissioned to transform it."
"As long as Christians are not valued in society they will have no influence in the world. "
You only have as much influence in people's lives as they have value for you.
(We must show integrity, strength and live a Godly life for us to be respected and valued. Look at Billy Graham. He walked upright, no scandels and was valued and respected by many. T
his gave him influence in many areas that God opened to him. )
"God never intended Christianity to be a subculture; subcultures are those cultures that are subservient to a more powerful culture"
It is imperative to have our identity solid and strong. We are the Bride of Christ. We are children of the King. Meditate on it; receive it, and become Kingdom minded. There are strongholds waiting to be broken and we are the only ones to do it.
Much love & hugs.