about the title

Why did I name this blog Not of This World?  When I was 16 and a brand new believer, I went with my youth group on a dusty bus with no radio from Stockton, California all the way down to Mexico.  We had a tape recorder, and one tape: Not of This World, by Petra.  As many times as we listened to it, I loved the haunting music and lyrics.  I learned a lot on that trip, but most especially that we must maintain a missionary outlook on life all the time, not just an isolated week when that was our assigned task.  The world tends to see us as stereotypes; arrogant, looking down at people.  Show me a  person like that and I'll show you a person who is not a Christian.  A Christian follows Christ.  What did Jesus do?  First and foremost he loved.  He healed the sick, he taught the masses, he ministered.  He was never too busy to take a little child on his lap.  This is my journey, to follow him until I go home.  Monday, October 24, 2011- my first post
As Jesus said:
My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.  As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.  For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
John 17:15-19


  1. your website truely inspired me - I am doing a small talk in my school about being not of this world and instead living this world for god and you have really helped me to grasp some ideas! I would love to hear your views on 'conforming to the patterns of this world!'
    Thanks - x

    1. I'm so glad to hear that you've found some inspiration here, and I'm happy to help. It's funny; I just woke up in the middle of the night and was thinking about what to write about next and found your comment. So I'll put together a post on this topic and you can use whatever is helpful to you. I'll try to get it done by this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

  2. All done! I hope what I've written gives you a few ideas. The title of the post is "Answer to Anonymous". On the right, click on Anonymous where it says labels and it'll take you right to the post if it's no longer on top.