Not rolling with the mainstream of culture.
Not just going a slightly different way on the same road as everyone else – actually travelling an entirely separate road.
A different spirit.
In Numbers, God tells us ‘my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly.”
What an awesome tribute to Caleb!
Can God say that about me today? What about you?
Have I been transformed deep inside of my soul where my spirit lives? Have I been significantly changed by experiencing the mercy of God? Has my thinking radically changed since I let God into my head? Has my love for God and love for others taken over my calendar and my bank account – does God own my heart? Are my eyes focused on God or on other people?
If not, I’m not very different from everyone else around me. Going to church and reading the Bible doesn’t give me a different spirit. Letting God and his truth rule in my heart and mind changes me.
Please help us have a different spirit which follows you wholeheartedly, Abba Father.