Just A Thought for October 1October 1, 2016
Just A Thought for October 2October 2, 2016
OUTRAGEOUS! This word is used so often today in negative terms of behavior in society, isn’t it? It can mean violent or unrestrained, even going beyond all standards of what is right or decent, deficient in good taste. That’s the usual interpretation. Yet here is another meaning we want examine today: exceeding the limits of what is usual; not conventional or matter-of-fact. A synonym would be ‘fantastic’.
Are believers to be outrageous in their faith in this world? Yes! Just read the book of Acts to see the outrageous works of the Holy Spirit through believers. And, Jesus had already said that His people would do greater works once they were filled with Him. John 14:2, NASB: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” That’s the application aspect of your new life in Him, and it focuses on Jesus, not you. It’s time for the world to see outrageous living through you and me—the more than abundant, satisfying, and fantastic love and presence of a good God because it’s just outrageous.