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Christianity Is Futuristic

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Christianity is futuristic
Some people tell me Christianity is old-fashioned. Do you know what? I think they got it all wrong. Christianity is not old-fashioned. Christianity is futuristic. Christianity is just ahead of the times.

My plans aren’t your plans,
nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
Just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways,
    and my plans than your plans.
(Isaiah 55:8-9, CEB,*)

You see, if we try to be up to date here, we will be eternally out of date. Christian faith is all about the future with God. That’s why it is eternally up to date.

God’s plans are much bigger and better than our plans or our understanding. We are limited to our abilities. We can only see the visible light, not infrared radiation for example. God is real and his promises are trustworthy. Every single  promise in the Bible will come true in God’s time. With the words of Jesus:

 “Don’t let this throw you. You trust God, don’t you? Trust me. There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I’m on my way to get your room ready, I’ll come back and get you so you can live where I live. And you already know the road I’m taking.” (John 14:1-4, MSG,*)

Christian faith is about waiting for Jesus to come back and take all who believe in Jesus to live with God forever. If you are God’s very own child, there is a room waiting for you that has your name on it. How special. How delightful. How futuristic. God and his plans are amazing. Astonishing. Awesome. Christianity is futuristic indeed. Come, Lord Jesus!

 

Gracious God,
Thank you that you sent Jesus to claim us for you.
Thank you that Jesus is coming back to get us.
Prepare our hearts and minds for you.
Help us to use our time right.
Enable us to be eternally up to date.
In Jesus’ precious name,
Amen

Q4U: Are you ready for the future?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you embrace the future with Christ!

* [As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses to Biblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.]

Image courtesy of Sandara Lee, design Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Unite the Bloggersphere, Three Word Wednesday and #tellhisstory.

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  • http://www.thegoodlifegirl.com/ Maria Angelique

    I love this! It always baffles me when people say that christianity is passe. And I keep reminding them that this is a crazy notion when everything about Christianity is about the future and meeting God one say. I think people equal the values of Christianity with old-fashion values while missing the entire point of Jesus’ message.

    Maria {Shoots + Roots}
    http://shoots-roots.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Yes, they do miss the entire point of Jesus’ message. Well said, Maria. Thank you for sharing. Abundant blessings to you!

  • http://lauraconnell.com/ Laura Connell

    I love that meme – and yes, Christianity is futuristic and also timeless. Secular culture changes with the wind but God is always the same. If I follow Him I know I can’t go wrong. If you don’t have God you are just taking stabs in the dark.

    • http://www.flowingfaith.com Mari-Anna Frangén Stålnacke

      Yes, God is always the same, hence we can build our lives on Him. Thank you, Laura, for chiming in. Blessings upon blessings!