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The good thing about being dead – Quickshot

There are many good things about participating in the making of disciples, specially among Hispanic Americans and other culturally diverse setting. There are many words you can use to qualify such Kingdom-building endeavor, but “easy” is not one of them.

There is a lot of pressure, from many side, to perform, to do well, to be successful. And there seems to be a self-imposed idea that somehow results are equal to God’s blessing for us: the more people we reach, the more He will be impressed by our abilities, the more He will love us – at least that is the logic we live by.

To avoid this kind of reasoning, it would do us good to remember that we are not from this world. That human standards are never a good idea when we talk about His Kingdom, since they don’t always apply.  We are so not of this world that Scripture says we are dead for those who do not yet know Him. The Apostle Paul says, in Romans 8

As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

As a someone regarded equal to a sheep about to be slaughtered, there is no much room for pride, or for concern regarding how one is perceived by the world – it has made it crystal clear already. Sine we – His people – are considered to be dead to sin and the world, but alive for His glory and the benefit of others, there is real freedom for us, the past and our circumstances bear very little influence on the direction we should go, while waiting for Him to come back. We are not too much preoccupied with what legacy we are leaving behind (consider it: it is kind of funny to think a sheep about to be slaughtered to be meditating too much on that topic), but we are enjoying, here and now, the fact that our place in glory, in His glory, is secured by His Beauty.


That, familia, is the good thing about being dead already.


Remember His grace, Follow Him in Humility, Cultivate constantly, All in cultural diversity.







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