Lazaroo – Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sep 15, 2009 I Lazaroo.

From a heart of trust-filled worship, pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud to God:

“God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.”
(Genesis 1:4)

Not only did You separate the light from the darkness when You created the earth, Jesus –

You’re doing it still today.

You command me

not to connect to unbelievers

to break away from them
and be separate.

And yet…

You infuriated religious people when You walked this earth –

because without any question

You were a true friend to sinners.

You did not disobey Your own command.

Instead, You modeled for me

that I can be a friend of sinners

without being so tied to them
that I am prevented from obeying You.

That – just as You did –

I can eat and talk with them
without compromising my stand for You.

O God!

Could I be the person You have chosen

to reveal to them

Your amazing grace?

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1 Corinthians 15:33; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17; Matthew 11:19; Matthew 9:10-13; Acts 11:1-17; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; John 4:7-42;1 Peter 3:15-16

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8 responses so far.

  1. Bob Says:

    Who’s an expert? Not me. But I think there’s value in the old WWJD thing. Just stay rooted deeply in Christ. At first, just try baby steps into the world. Have an exit strategy. Don’t compromise your walk. Just enter the dark and shine a light. Prayer helps too.

  2. Ashley Says:

    Well, that’s going to take a few days to digest! It’s the double-edged sword of compassion. Any suggestions on how to insulate yourself without cutting yourself off from the world?

  3. Ken Ferry Says:

    …or an “Ananias” to a vindictive but stricken “Saul.”

  4. Jeff Says:

    I think the key is value. Do I have any more value than someone else on a different place on the path? No. Knowing that, and accepting that God has a unique plan for each of us, keeps me humble. Today, one of my lost friends may be tomorrow’s Moses. AND . . . I might be a tool that God used to bring it to pass.

  5. Steve Says:

    It is that, Sheryl. Talk about a holy tension.

  6. Sheryl Says:

    “Two sides of a coin”–certainly a challenge.

  7. Steve Says:

    Bob, you took this 60-second prayer and turned it into a 3-second principle of holy power. Wow.

  8. Bob Says:

    integrated but insulated.

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