Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Submitted by Stephen Trainer
“The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!” Mark 1:15

An upside down life causes us to do a few things differently:

Puncture your own dignity.

Look at yourself. You're important, but not that important. Jesus called us sinners. We must see ourselves rightly. However, Jesus told us what to do. He told us, "Repent". In other words, turn around to go forward. No matter how far you've gone down the wrong road, it is the right road when you turn around.

It's the inside stuff not the outside stuff.

Things usually work from the inside out. The outside circumstances change later. Belief is on the inside. At the core, it's seeing Jesus rightly. Our thinking is turned upside down when we see Jesus as the Son of a living, personal God. When we see Jesus rightly, we understand He is the only way our life and our world can be turned right-side up.

Become dependent.

Develop an attitude of perpetual dependence; choose to bring God into every circumstance.  That's what Jesus meant when He said, "Follow me" (Mark 1:17).
Obedience is applying Jesus' example to all of our ways. By seeing ourselves rightly, and seeing Jesus rightly, our lives will be turned upside down.

Lord, teach me to be completely dependent on you. Help me to follow you by daily applying the example Christ has set for me.

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