14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. John 17:14-16 NIV

I gave them your word;
The godless world hated them because of it,
Because they didn’t join the world’s ways,
Just as I didn’t join the world’s ways.
I’m not asking that you take them out of the world
But that you guard them from the Evil One.
They are no more defined by the world
Than I am defined by the world. John 17:14-16 The Message

Lyrics for I listened to the Trumpet of Jesus – The Imperials – Russ Taff

I listen to the Trumpet of Jesus
While the world hears a different sound
I march to the drumbeat of God Almighty
While the others just wander around
I'm a member of the Holy Ghost traveling band
We're moving on up to a better land
I hear the voice of a Supernatural Singer
Like only those who know Him can

Singer song writer Larry Norman sang, "This world is not my home, I'm just passing thru".

Jesus said that some of The Seed would become ineffective for some people because it is choked out by those who get entangled with the affairs of the world
  • Beyond defining yourself by the “what I don’t do”, how are you different than the world?
  • How was Jesus different than the world?
  • How is Jesus’ type of love, forgiveness and service different in the way that it interacts with the world?
  • What types of things in the world distracts you from pure devotion? Movies? Entertainment? Digital?
  • What does saying No to the world and Yes to God look like in your life?

On this Monday Mantra you are especially blessed with a prayer – from Jesus. His prayer for you in the garden is still in effect over your life right now. He prayed that you would be different and for protection from the evil one.

I know this to be true. When you are captivated by love for Jesus, all that the world has to offer pales in comparison. May your love be stirred into flame today for your Messiah. He forgives you, never leaves you, and loves you.

Blessings Love y’all