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[*] posted on 9.26.2006 at 02:59 PM
Be in the World, But Not a Part of it!


It's always diffcult to practice your faith when you have to rub shoulders with unbelievers who will oftentimes test its limits. None of us exist in a vacuum as we have to work, take public transportation and otherwise live in the world. The Bible tells us that Jesus admonish his disciples to be in the world but not be a part of it. If you are a practising Christian, or a person who tries to live a Christian life what does that mean to you? And how have you been able to insulate yourself from the world and all its desires and still be able to have meaningful relationships with non-believers?
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[*] posted on 9.26.2006 at 04:28 PM


Well you have to stayed prayed up and strong.
But there are just some things you have no desire to do. Some things that just turn you off.
You have to sometimes remove yourself from situations that may cause you to stumble.
It's not really that difficult though if you really desire to live that way. When the spirit tells you to "leave that alone" or "turn your back" you obey. Always have a person or persons that hold you accountable, so that when you stumbe, you confess it and move on.
My grandmother used to say "you are the company you keep" Surround yourself with other belivers who are strong in the faith.




When other people make mistakes, we seek justice.
When we make mistakes, we seek compassion.
The lesson is to give to others what you seek.
--Maura Cullen
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[*] posted on 9.26.2006 at 04:32 PM


Very well said Homegirl.

Scallo's post can, to some degree, be applied to any man or woman who is in the spiritual minority. Who believes in the Divine ardently yet finds him/herself surrounded by those who do not practice as strongly or do not believe as strongly.

The key, in my humble opinion, is to trust and have faith. Trust in the Divine and have faith that the Divine will not steer you wrong.
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