God Wants You To Be Separated From The World

separation between the Christian and the world

Listen to this awesome statement made by Charles Spurgeon:

I fear most the rich when they bring gifts. I loathe the world most when it fawns and flatters. When I heard of a lady who had put on Christ by baptism, that the cold shoulder was given her in all the circles in which she moved; did I, think you, feel more disposed to condole or to congratulate? It was said that now she had but few invitations to such places and such society as she had previously frequented; and I rejoiced, and thanked God for it. I was glad of it, for I felt she was farther removed from temptation. When I heard of a young man that, after he joined the church, those in his workshop met him at once with loud laughter and reproached him with bitter scorn. I was thankful, because now he could not take up the same position with themselves. He was a marked man: they who knew him discovered that there was such a thing as Christianity, and such a one as an earnest defender of it. It is no evil to the church, depend upon it, to have a great gulf fixed between her and the world.

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled “Prosperity Under Persecution.” thedailyspurgeon.com


I doubt many of us look at things in this way when we feel we are suffering any kind of persecution for our Christian beliefs, whether it be large or small.

God looks at things vastly different from us most of the time. From His point of view He is purging and refining us to make us into a person He can use in a great way to further His Kingdom work. He wants to get all the distractions and “junk” out of the way so that we can be a clean vessel.

He does not want anyone or anything to keep us from His Best for our lives – whether that might be friends or circumstances of any kind. We seem to want to hang on to what we know even if we are sure it will not work in any way to make things better. It is very hard for most of us to get out of our “comfort zone” and be open to new things, but unless we open our mind and heart God won’t be able to work in us like He chooses.

I am certainly not saying that this process will be easy, but make the choice to go with God and see where He leads. I know you will see Him in a way that you never have before. It is in the hard times that you start to see His Character in the most awesome way. That makes an impression that can change you forever!

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This post written by Cathy Deaton.

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My name is Cathy Deaton, Owner of Fan the Flame Ministries. God has radically changed my life, and He has shown me that I am to share the awesome things I am learning with the Millennial Generation (1981 – 1996), but I love connecting with Christians of all ages.  I have found that the Holy Spirit is an awesome teacher when I listen to, obey, and apply what He teaches to my life. You truly can make a difference for God in an uncertain world.