We read John 21 in our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan for today! I LOVE verses 21-22! JESUS had just given Peter the opportunity to acknowledge his sin of rejecting Him on the night that JESUS was being held captive. Peter received his forgiveness. Then JESUS proceeded to tell Peter of things that were to come in his life. As soon as JESUS finished, Peter looked at John behind him and asked THIS:
I LOVE the response of JESUS! "What is that to you? [What concern is it of yours?]! In other words, JESUS was saying to Peter: Mind your own business!!! THAT is the best advice that can be given to a born again believer who REALLY desires to grow up in his or her walk with God! MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS!!! Far too much time, energy and resources are being wasted by those who are trying to control the 'culture' by enacting laws. The ONLY thing that will change the mindset of this, or any other country, is the HEART CHANGE that comes only withe the New Birth! We each have more than enough to do to stay full of the Word and filled with Holy Spirit so that we can run our own race victoriously! Let's make it our 'determined purpose' to simply pray for others and major on what God has called US to do! He does not want copycats! He has planned and purposed for each and every believer to be anointed and appointed and fully equipped by HIMSELF to flourish where HE has planted us and bring many into the Kingdom of God by our obedience! Let's GO FOR IT! Amen! Here is Hillsong UNITED with one of my very favorite 'get going' songs! "GO":
Shalom in Him!