If you’ve been saved by Jesus, you’ve been set apart for his use, making you sacred. There is no more secular. That’s truth.
This is one of my very favorite books on the sufficiency of Christ and the beauty of grace, for so many reasons. 52 perhaps?
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Excerpt from 52 Lies Heard in Church Every Sunday
Lie #21 – There are secular and sacred things in life
What comes to mind when you hear the word sacred?
Many people would immediately think of church buildings, Bibles, clergyman, and everything else that could be considered religious. For them, the word secular encompasses everything else in life, which would basically be 95 percent of how people spend their lives and energy.
This is how this mind-set operates: Church life is sacred, but work life is secular. Our prayer life is sacred, but our entertainment choices are secular. On and on the list could go. It’s an artificial distinction we make, but it’s not true. And neither is it healthy.
We don’t have two lives—a “spiritual” life here and a “regular” life there.
Our life in Christ is one unified lifestyle, and it is who we are wherever we are. It may surprise you to know that you don’t move in and out of secular and sacred arenas in your lifestyle. It’s all sacred.
. . . Remember, we are in Him, and that is always true. Jesus Christ continually engulfs your life just like the air that sustains you physically.
Where you are, He is. When you go to church, He’s in you. When you go to work, He’s in you. Even if you were to go to a place not compatible with the righteous nature you have in Him, He would still be in you.
. . . Because you’re in Christ, everything about your life is sacred. Our role as believers is to allow “Christ in us” to move into every sphere of our lives, bringing His influence to homes, families, businesses, governments—even churches.
You don’t live in a defensive mode. You have every reason to invade this world and know with confidence that the very gates of hell cannot prevail against the Christ who is in you.
– Steve McVey
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