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Day 24: Be Unfamiliar


It is UNFAMILIAR~

This computer I am using,

because it isn't MINE

and I am used to MINE~

but MINE is being fixed.

I like MINE

because it is what is FAMILIAR.

FAMILIAR is good. FAMILIAR is easy.

FAMILIAR gives permission to stay the same

But what if everything & everyone stayed the SAME?

Would we get tired of FAMILIAR?

FAMILIAR~

Comfortable. Usual. Routine.

But maybe just maybe

FAMILIAR can be good

as it also takes on the meaning of

"Something or someone that is beloved" (word hippo)~

and we are that someone who is

FAMILIAR~

BELOVED, SIGNIFIFANCT, & PRIZED

by the ONE is so FAMILIAR

because HE IS always the SAME~

"JESUS CHRIST is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8)

When JESUS is our FAMILIAR

HE doesn't leave us the SAME

as HE takes us from the comfortable, the usual, the routine of life

to something so UNFAMILIAR that we never are the SAME again~

"This means that anyone who belongs to CHRIST has become a new person

The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Leaving what is our familiar behind so that we are never the SAME again

as we continue to

"put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life

and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 

and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,  

and to put on the new self,

created after the likeness of GOD in true righteousness and holiness" (Ephesians 4:21-24).

Let's live in the UNFAMILIAR as we surrender to the FAMILIAR ONE

and never be the SAME again

as we

"COME TO THE WELL" (listen to the song below)


















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