Don’t Be Afraid to Stand Out
Following Jesus Christ is not about sitting in a coffee shop, sipping a latte, & studying the Bible in your own little world. Don’t get me wrong…meditating on God’s Word is a key part to spending time with Him, but check out what Jeremiah 22:16 has to say–“‘He pled the cause of the afflicted and needy; then it was well. Is not that what it means to know Me?’ delcares the Lord.” If we want to truly call ourselves “Christ-followers,” then we need to do what Christ modeled for us. He pled the cause of the afflicted and the needy….I can’t answer for you, but I know for myself, I have all too often been too consumed with the latest frappucino flavor than with the hurting classmate sitting behind me on campus. Following Jesus means that we can’t be afraid to stand out…
How can I be used by Christ? Where can I find the needy and afflicted? How can I help the lost get found? It starts on my knees with my heart bent over the altar of the One who died for you and for me. It starts when I can say, “I trust you Lord. Help me to love people unconditionally and fully invest my life for Your kingdom.”
Author: Emily B. Cummins
Emily Cummins is a University of Florida & College of Central Florida grad who is passionate about partnering with people to become who they were made to be. Emily is the Online Campus Pastor at Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida. She’s passionate about storytelling, good cups of coffee, and jamming to country music. And most importantly, she’s passionately pursuing becoming the woman God made her to be.