Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What does it mean to be a friend of the world?

My quiet time usually provides me with some guidance and peace for the day, but this morning I used the study notes to continue the sermon from church on Sunday. I'm baffled and confused and asking God lots of questions this morning. The most confusing is: what does it mean to be a friend of the world? Not of people, but of the world system. What in my life reflects the world rather than my commitment to God? I started to wonder if I should be blogging. Also lately, I have disliked Facebook and have been avoiding it, because I am seeing a friend post things about her marriage that I don't like. This was my little unexpected "gift" of the day. Conviction of getting some things right in my life and questioning. I'm linking this to Chatting at the Sky for Tuesdays Unwrapped.

Psalm 40:8 "I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart."

6 comments:

togetherforgood said...

This is so hard. I'm glad you shared it today. I pray that God will give you wisdom!

I just started Beth Moore's Daniel Bible Study, and it is dealing with this very issue. I'd absolutely recommend it. :)

melissa said...

He truly leads us, doesn't He? thanks for sharing your story, i can definitely relate.

Get Real Girl said...

Thank you for sharing. I am also filled with questions today. Thankfully we have a big God that is full of all the answers we seek.

Dawn said...

i'm not a big facebook fan myself... i have just left my page out there somewhere... but your blog is different. it is who you relly are... and what you really love. and God can be dripped all over it!

deb said...

stopping by from chatting at the sky
good question. no easy answer,

Kelli said...

Thank you for sharing this!! Living for Christ is counter-cultural and for me it seems to be a constant battle! But He is our only true source of strength and joy!!