The worlds way doesn’t work. Have you noticed too? I was having lunch with a friend today and we were talking about how when as Christians, we follow the world we do things backwards. God has created us and gifted us for certain things but we are taught to do the things that make us financially successful, powerful and significant so that we can have the life that will be worry free and financially stable. The danger to living life this way is that it can take away our need for God, his plan and his provision. We begin to live life with the idea that we can take of ourselves and this pride of life is what leads away from the best plan, God’s. The life we are actually called to is one of faith, doing what he has created us to do the ways that he has purposed us to do them. When we begin to live life God’s way, the life we live by faith looks very different than the one the world calls us to.
In Lisa Chan’s short film “Not of this World” her calm, humble confident manner bring the truths of 1 John 2:15-17 home.
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
Lisa’s firm voiced laced with compassion and confession pleads with you and I to not allow the lusts of the flesh and the eyes and the pride of life to lure us away from God who has called us to live for what is beyond this world.
In a time when so many of the biblical truths that are hard to hear but necessary for us to understand so that we can truly live in the riches of God’s beautiful plan for our lives Lisa’s “True Beauty” series is a breath of fresh air. I have used these videos for a ladies night out where women have gathered around good food, in the midst of good company and allowed the truths of God’s word to uncover, encourage and heal our souls. As women in todays world I believe we are tired of trying to live up and measure up to what the world says we need to matter, be successful and siginificant. Lisa’s words and the way she gently draws us back to the Bible is freeing.
Today you can comment on this post sharing a time when the worlds way failed you and one of you will be sent your own “Not of this World” DVD. If you want to enter more than once, SHARE this post and leave a comment. The winner will be chosen on August 25th.
True Beauty is found living life by faith God’s way. Turn your eyes to him today and let the world and its way grown dim.