Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Living In A Jesus World

What would it be like to live in a Jesus World? Imagine a world where there was no arrogance, no cocky, entitled people demanding to be heard, demanding to be waited on. What if everywhere we looked everyone who had been grieving and hurt and wounded, was now no longer in pain, their heart no longer breaking. If we lived in a Jesus World, we would all feed on the Word of God until we were filled up. Where there was once vengeance and violence, there would be mercy and grace. There would be no one with evil in their hearts, no hearts blackened with impure and ugly thoughts. The world would be filled with peacemakers.
Wouldn't it be great to live in a place where no one attacked another's character? Where ugly words were not heard and no one was a verbal victim? Imagine a place where there was no adultery and no divorce, a place where a man was as good as his word and his word was always good. In a Jesus World, we would not seek revenge for past evils, we would forgive those who had sought harm for us, in fact, we would even help them, befriend them, love them. In this world, their would be no one in need for everyone else would have already reached out and helped with a generous and benevolent hand. We would be a group of praying and fasting people and our faith would be so strong that we would not worry about worldly things like our food, our clothes, our house. We would truly believe that God would take care of us, that is, if we lived in a Jesus world. If we lived in a Jesus World, we would not judge each other. (Matthew 5-7) We would lift one another up and encourage one another. We would give our brothers and sisters the benefit of the doubt. In a Jesus world, we would be aware of our purpose and our mission and we would choose to accept our assignment every single day. We would see people as lost souls rather than bad behaviors. In a Jesus World, we would be courageous enough to share the gospel. We would know the Word and be ready to preach/teach at the drop of a hat. Imagine living in such a place. Can you think of a better place to live? A better place to work? A better place to play? Wouldn't Jesus World be a great place to raise children? Who wouldn't want to live in such a world? Now the real question is, in this Jesus World, would I fit in?



Blogger AncientWanderer said...

Isn't that heaven?

6:54 AM  
Blogger Nicki said...

Wow, convicting isn't that??!!!

7:08 AM  
Blogger TREY MORGAN said...

AW ... just what I was thinking, sounds like heaven. And I want to fit in.

Neva, great to spend some time with you the other night.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to live there and I want to fit in. Praise God for the blood of Christ that makes me fit in.


7:53 AM  
Blogger jel said...

does sound like it to me

great post

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't be heaven since it is the Sermon on the Mount and Jesus is admonishing us to be like that here on earth, and there are no lost souls in heaven--only redeemed. So, it has to be what Jesus would want our world here to be like and what we should aspire to. Great post.

Interested Bystander

8:28 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

This was a wonderful, thought provoking post.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Monalea said...

Neva, sounds like a great place. I want to go.....oh, I am going!

Love you 2-3-6


11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post, great place.
I want to live there, too.


1:02 PM  
Anonymous Kevin said...

But in a Jesus World, would you still need Jesus?

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing that those who put their faith in Christ are citizens of heaven NOW? I fall so short most days of walking in this reality. How easily I become encumbered by the cares of this world. So many days, I feel like I have failed the Lord Jesus. But I Praise God that it is my the blood of Christ that I am washed clean and invited to live in His world.
God Bless you, Neva!


4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you would still need Jesus. We will still need God in Heaven, won't we?


5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post today Neva.
I am with you, wondering if I would fit in, hoping and striving to be a fitting kingdom occupant.


6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is what we studied about in teen class tonight.

Being godly people in a godless world.


8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beatitudes are some of my very favorite passages of scripture. Thanks Neva


9:12 PM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

Neva, your post humble me so often. I too long for the reality of these things. I too fall short so often.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to fit in Jesus World, too.


9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and the retreat this weekend. Have fun. I know you will do an excellent job of sharing God's Word. I wish I could be there. Are they taping it?


10:31 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Now the real question is, in this Jesus World, would I fit in?

1 John 5:13

13I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

"eternal life" - living in a Jesus World indeed. We have no doubt we fit in when we believe in the name of the Son of God...that's what gives us an unending fit in His eternal home. Praise Him.

Great post again, Neva!

10:51 PM  
Blogger ben overby said...

The world desperately needs us, that is those of us who are Spirit-filled followers of Jesus, to create little outposts, examples of what it can be like, models of what it WILL be like. When our church communities don't make much progress we become like salt that has lost it flavor. As salt are we ready for the dung heap or the kitchen table?

5:35 AM  
Blogger The Preacher's Household: said...

Count me in!

11:02 AM  

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