Life's not about fitting in; it's about standing out.
If the world hates you, keep in
mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as
its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of
the world. That is why the world hates you. John
15:18-19 (New International Version)
Going along through life, I
often find myself caught in places and/or situations where I just didn’t fit in.
Sometimes it was the job I held or the friends I had made. Maybe it was the
places I visited or the relationship I was in. Or maybe even the church I
Eventually, I found that for whatever reason I no longer fit
and found myself caught in the position of being uncomfortable. I often found it
would become necessary for my well-being and comfort to move from a place of
discomfort and find a better fitting position. This analogy holds true for our
We will become too big (symbolically speaking) and can
longer move about as a result of developing an unhealthy lifestyle. Or maybe, we
are starving to death, withering away from a lack of nourishment In either case,
you no longer fit and for the betterment of your spiritual health, it will
become necessary for you to move from this place of discomfort.
of God tells us to crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in
our salvation. It tells us of the bread of God; For the bread of God is he who
comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
The word of God
tells us whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the
water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal
Now that’s the kind of meal that I want!
are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He
who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore
nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb
who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living
fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." Lord,
we come before the throne of Grace this day hungering and thirsting after Your
word. Let us feast this day on the bread of life and drink from the fountain
that never runs dry. Thank You Father for providing all of my needs. Lord, that
You for blessing me even when I am ungrateful. Thank You for keeping me, my
family, friends and loved ones safe from all hurt, harm and danger. But most of
all; thank You for Your son, Jesus Christ in whose name we pray. Amen.