Real Deal Christianity

Costume jewelry sparkles with panache and style.

We feel beautiful wearing it. There’s only one thing: It’s not real.

Costume jewelry is stamped out by the thousands, an inexpensive method of creating the illusion of finery without the originality. It’s only paste, a poorly imagined duplicate when compared to an original.

If we want something unique, we need to look to the real thing.

Romans 12:2 tells us:

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

We can’t let the flash-in-the pan morals of modern man dictate our life in Christ. We must become less costume jewelry and more a natural diamond flashing with the fire of our Lord and Savior.

We can’t let the world stamp us into its mold. We may feel flashy in the moment, but we’ll have become the illusion of excellence without the lasting quality Christ can provide.

We determine the will of Christ by looking at our choices in three ways.

Is it good?

Is it acceptable?

Is it perfect?

If the answer is no to any of these three, it’s time to rethink our decision and move back to Christ.

It’s time to become the real deal and let Jesus live fully in our lives.

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Excerpt of the Day

When the death of trust scars our hearts, we must find even greater kindness to heal the wound.

From Bitter Waters Made Sweet,  Posted 16 January 2014