I am reading articles about the new normal for the world being a virtual world. Many are using applications like Zoom and Facebook live video to connect with others. A number of businesses have created virtual storefronts even restaurants are having us place orders online and either have the food delivered or are offering curbside delivery. Around here many restaurants are starting to open but with limited seating.
1 John 4:13 NKJV
By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
As Paul tells us we are no longer who we used to be we are who we have become in Christ. Holy Spirit and our spirit have become one. Paul refers to us as aliens in this world.
2 Corinthians 5:16 NIV
So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.
As we look at others we see them through the eyes of He who abides in us. We see past the worldliness and into their true self. This allows us to show them the love of Christ unhindered by worldly limitations.
So before this pandemic what was your normal? Were you part of the world doing worldly things? Or was your normal different than the world?
1 John 2:15-17 NKJV
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
We are to be in the world be that be virtual or physical but not of the world. We are in Christ and He is in us. And each day we learn something new about how to walk in the spirit and not by the flesh.
Believe it and receive it.