“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’” -Matthew 10:34-36 (NKJV)
Make no mistake. We are not here to smooth things over. We are not here to be mice, but to roar like lions. We are here to make waves.
As I will discuss further in a future post, I am in the tiny minority of Christ followers in my family. Most of my friends are nonbelievers as well. And I will tell you here how it goes as I share the Good News with them. I have plenty of people around me to test and refine how to communicate the gospel to unbelieving eyes and ears. I do expect waves.
I used to be a sleepwalker, like the billions around us, who didn’t know that anything was really amiss. The world is what the world is, and reality is what I can touch and sense, right?
That all changed when we accepted Jesus and something like scales fell from our eyes. We saw the world to be the terrible, fallen place it really was and is. We also knew that, as agents, our mission was to light up every corner of this dark world.
We live by what we believe, not by what we can see. -2 Corinthians 5:7 (NCV)
In the day to day, we can easily forget that. And the ruler of this world, Satan, relishes it when we get caught up in the minutiae instead of keeping our minds on higher things. This message is a reminder to snap out of it! and crack open your bible again. God’s Word has the sobering power to focus you once more. Get your bearings again and blast away the fog and the haze.
We are disruptors following the greatest disruptor of all…agents of change…agents of His light…meant to drive deep in the darkest recesses of this world. We carry His Word in our hearts and wield it as the Sword of the Spirit. We are children of the One True King.
Don’t ever forget who you are, and don’t let the world mistake you for one of them, either!
Casting Crown’s “Till the Whole World Hears” is a great anthem for believers who charge out into the world every single day.