If you take a quick look at the little girls who have seen Hannah Montana- they don't just like her - they want to be like her. Clothes, songs,moves - hair.
Wow - wouldn't it be awesome if our lives were so magnetic that others would want to be like Christ they see in us?
Living a double life might work out great for Miley Cyrus on her Disney Channel hit show, but unfortunatly, alot of Christians try to do the same thing.
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. Matthew 6:24 (NIV)
How many 'Sunday morning seat fillers' spend the rest of the week watching shows that are questionable on TV? Going places we shouldn't? Saying things we know do not build up the body? We justify all of these things because "we're adults and we can handle it". But everything we take in - adds a layer to our heart. Intead of a holy protection guarding our hearts, we end up with a just holes.
So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:16 (NIV)
Who likes lukewarm? Coffee-drinkers? Bath-takers? No? God doesn't either! Our "God fire" is diluted each time we act outside of His will. What is His Best?
My prayer today is that I recognize what areas of my life are cooling off my cup. . . and get them out of it! I don't want to be divided in any area - no double life! Who I am is based on Whose I am...and nothing more..
After all, praising God on this planet is just practice for around the throne - and that really will be "The Best of Both Worlds".