Monday, November 09, 2009

Dust In The Wind

All we are is dust in the wind.

1 Peter 4:1  So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin. 2  You won't spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the will of God.

3  You have had enough in the past of the evil things that godless people enjoy—their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkenness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols.

4  Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you. 5  But remember that they will have to face God, who will judge everyone, both the living and the dead. 6  That is why the Good News was preached to those who are now dead—so although they were destined to die like all people, they now live forever with God in the Spirit.

Dust in the wind, that was the title of the hit song by the group Kansas, and the year was 1977. The title of the song describes the way our earthly desires should look to the Christ follower.

Everybody is born with the desire to satisfy themselves, chasing after our own desires has a price tag, when I are so busy worrying about me then I tend to forget about what God wants me to do.

It is easy to say you are a Christ follower but if you look just like the rest of the world, throwing wild parties with drug and alcohol use, giving in to lust and immorality as a part of our everyday lives, then how will the world know that you are a Christ follower? Your old friends will not be able to understand what in the world happened to you but you can be sure that they will ask and then you will have an opportunity to share with them why you are different.

1 Peter 3:15  You must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.

Christ died to give me peace, hope and joy. All of these things can be found in him so why do we spend so much time looking for it in other places?

Jesus help me to always be satisfied in you, help me to rest in your peace, hope and joy instead of looking for it in the world.