Monday, January 16, 2012


    How different are we compared to the world around us?

Romans 12:2

2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 5:13-16

    13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.    14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

1 Corinthians 2:12-14

12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.


We're called to be different
From the world around us.
To show,
That we are willing to stand out
For the honor and glory of our Lord.

We'd usually rather be the same
And hide within our clique.
No one,
Likes to appear odd,
So acting the same seems the easy way.

Do we still contrast
As we follow close to our culture?
We won't,
Show them by imitating their examples,
Or flirting along the boundaries of their world.

How different will you be
To show the world you care?
Live life,
Striving to be a witness to all,
In both the big and little things you do.

I want to be different
From the world around me.
To stand,
And let my standard be God's word,
Not what the culture screams is true.

Being different isn't easy
Not in the least bit.
It's hard,
To hear their well meaning questions,
About the path I'm following.

I'll keep being different,
And trust God will use me for His glory.
He's more,
Interested in His glory,
Then my childish quest for comfort.

I pray my actions are different,
And that yours are too.
We must,
Stop looking to the world for guidance.
Instead, may we look to Christ and take up our cross.


Copyright © 2012 Ophelia M. Flowers


  1. I like how your poetry is always so meaningful. :)

  2. Thank you, Jonathan.

    When I feel close to God, I write more and better than when He feels farther away. The good thing is, He never changes, so when I am drawn close again, I am filled with love. The meaning in all my poetry comes from that love.

    Whether I'm struggling with something, or writing because I feel extremely blessed, (or any other reason,) I want it in the end to reflect God's glory, and my love for Him.

    “Man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”


  3. Very good, Za! I agree completely with Jonathan. :-)


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