Peace & Blessings Beloved,
I pray all is well with you and yours, and that your week has been fruitful & blessed thus far.
As followers of Christ we have a responsibility to disciple for Him, just as His initial group of Disciples did. In order to be effective in this mission God has given us we must first understand what exactly He commanded them to do, so that we can carry on their work. And so, we must read, study, & apply His word to wisdom.
His word tells us that we are to operate with the mind of Christ and perspective of God, shedding everything that causes us to look like the world. We can't represent God if we look more like those we see in the public eye, or our peers, who practice all types of ungodliness.
As such, it is my prayer that we are intentional about being separate from the world, living in it, but not being of it. Our goal should be walking daily with God, worshipping Him in spirit & truth. He must be first & foremost in our lives.
And we should be prepared to remove people from our lives & walk alone, if necessary, knowing that our reward is yet to come, & it will be more than worth the sacrifices here.
May the joy of the Lord continue to be your strength.
Love you much, be abundantly blessed!