You know in the movies, or even real life, where there is a popular, wealthy friend that everyone wants to be involved with or acknowledged by? And people will do anything to get in the popular crew, even things they don’t want to? It’s just that being liked and accepted is so huge in human nature that they give in. But in real life, Jesus should be the most likable person. The Lord should be the Man we want to know more than anyone, and His crew is where we should want to reside.
Being part of the Lord’s crew is everything. I never really felt like I fit in completely with one group. I pretty much got along with everyone, but I was kind of on the outside of things. I now see it’s because I was set apart from the start. I was never meant to be part of a worldly crew or group. I was meant to be in the Lord’s Army all along. And the same goes for you! Being in the Lord’s friend group is more than I could have ever pictured it would be!!!
You can’t be shunned or thrown out of the Lord’s group from a small mistake or because you’re no longer liked. Even when you choose to walk away, there is grace and mercy that is so freely given to welcome you back with open and loving arms! The Lord’s crew has limitless benefits. When you get saved and born again, you now have access to things you never would have when you were part of the world. You are now the righteousness of the Lord. You are blameless and Holy in His sight (ref Col. 1:22). You don’t have to try to dress a certain way, go through an initiation process, or work for your acceptance. It’s actually the complete opposite of a worldly group.
The Lord wants someone to know you can be a part of His crew, too. He loves you with an unending, unconditional love. You will be accepted, loved, cherished, forgiven, comforted, and adorned. You don’t have to try to fit into this world any longer. You were never meant to anyway. We are IN this world but we are not OF this world. When you get into God’s crew, you also become friends with other people in His crew. Friendships in the Lord are better than any worldly friendship you could experience.
All you have to do to be part of Jesus’ crew is to be born again. He offers a love that can’t be comprehended. Not only does He offer us mansions and a new, perfect Earth when He comes back, He offers us so much now on this Earth, too. The Lord is so faithful, understanding, kind, and joyful! He is my best friend, and He can be yours too. He’s the best friend I’ve ever had! His friendship is unmatched. Not only does He offer us eternal salvation, but He’s so gracious to offer an immense number of blessings even before then. He wants to be your closest friend, too! Run to Him. He’s worth it all!
Hannah Smith, author of the Moving Mountains blog, is a woman who feels she has experienced a lot of life in her 30 years.
At 19 years old, Hannah joined the Army. After moving around the country, getting a divorce and losing what seemed like everything, she landed back where God wanted her in Ohio, even though she fought the whole way. She is now in charge of the prayer team at her church and seeks the Lord with all she’s got.
Hannah is married and a RN, but works as a stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Isabella, and her son, Grayson.
She loves to hike, travel, drink coffee, and talk about Jesus. Hannah also has a heart to create a home and life in which she can be a safe place for the hurting and the broken.
To her readers, Hannah says, “I believe that God set every single one of you reading this apart, for such a time as this. It is my hope and prayer that God would use the words I say to change your life in a way you and I never thought possible!”