Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friend: Why are you doing this challenge? You already live biblically.
Me: No I don't.
Friend: Oh my gosh! Yes, you do. Living biblically is simply living like Christ. You do that.
Me: No, really, I don't.
Friend [loud]: Yes, YOU DO!
Me [louder]: NO I DON'T!
Fine [exasperated]: Fine! You may not, but I do.
Me [yelling]: NO! YOU! DON'T!
And with that final upper cut to the ribcage, I busted out a verbal UFC move on my dear friend. The low blow stunned my friend in the way Chuck Liddell would've stunned Tito Ortiz in a fight to the finish. Exasperated and slightly wounded, Friend replies, Fine, do what you want. But I'm not talking to you for the next two weeks. This is ridiculous. I wrapped my prayer shawl around me and began quoting scripture outloud. Not really, but I totally felt like a Pharisee, yet righteous all at the same time.
But here's the truth: I don't live biblically. And neither does my friend. And if you're honest, neither do you.
I have this list with me as a reference point in case I forget what the bible says on, say, looking at their amazing book and being filled with envy (Luke 12:15), or wanting to be first in line (Mark 10:43-44), or wanting to pour Nyquil in the bottom of the crying baby next to me on my last six hour flight (BiancaNeedsJesus 1:1).
So here's the challenge for us today: pick one command of Jesus today and live it out. Seriously, take one simply tenet of Christ-like living and do it in In The Name Of Love. For God is love and as His children, we are to do likewise (John 15:12).
Posted by Bianca at 5:30 AM
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