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About Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz

From the moment your eyes open to the last minute of the day, your life is filled with nonstop action. If you aren't careful you can become so overwhelmed in meeting the demands of life that you forget to spend time with your Creator and Sustainer. Our daily devotionals written specifically for women in all walks and stages of life, will change the outlook of your day and give you the inspiration you need! Spending any amount of quiet time in the Word of God will refresh and encourage. Find a Bible devotion here and see how God can work through you to make today a joyful day!

Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - July 14

July 14

Separate from the World

“You do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

John 15:19, niv

Separation from the world is logical, since we operate on a totally different level in every area of our lives. But separation is also a command we are to obey for our own benefit, lest we be pressed into the world’s mold. However, separation from the world requires a certain amount of courage, because the world often views our separation as an indictment of itself and resents us for it.

Jesus underscored our separation from the world when He said, “You do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”

Hates you?Do you doubt this? Then I suggest you take a strong public stand for the uniqueness of Who Jesus is, for the truth of the Bible from cover to cover, for the necessity of living a life of integrity and purity and humility in order to please God. Then count the seconds before someone labels you an extreme fanatical element of the religious right! But while the world may mock you, heaven applauds you!

My Heart’s Cry, (Nashville: W Publishing, 2002). 

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