We spent yesterday morning doing all the things and jumping through all the hoops all the people tell us we need to do to do all the things the world convinces us we should value and strive for.
And then we closed the evening with a @balletmagnificat performance. It was a beautiful expression of worship through dance, telling the story of second chances and God’s lavish love that pursues us.
But the very best part was after the performance ended. Every dancer in the company came to the front of the stage, worshipped, and invited people to come and have them pray for/with them. Young girls, older women, moms, aspiring dancers slowly walked up to a dancer. They embraced, listened, a prayed. What an incredible example of using the gifts God had given them. I’m still inspired this morning.
For now, we are IN this world. There is nothing wrong with doing the things we must do to grow and enhance our gifts. But at the end of the day, we remember we are not OF this world. We belong to God and our true home is with Him. Every good and perfect gift is from above to glorify Him.
Here’s to chasing after things of Jesus more than things of the world.
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind...” Romans 12:2a
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2:15
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” Matthew 16:26
“As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18