DO YOU!

I just found out something else about Ethiopia that has made me fall even deeper in love with it.
1. There is no such thing as daylight savings here. So when the clocks in the USA and other places in the world got moved forward, in Ethiopia it remains as it was and always is. It doesn’t change.

2. WARNING!! This one may actually blow your mind, so are you sitting down?? Ok…
It’s actually the year 2003 here. No that was not a type-o. So while I’m here, I’m officially 8-years younger!!
How is that possible, you ask? Well b/c Ethiopia made a decision many years ago, to follow their own calendar and do their own thing!!! This is the only African country that hasn’t been colonized. I will leave it to you to do the research on your own, but this country has fought wars to keep it’s independence and they have managed to hold onto it! Now I can kind of understand the heir of the people here. It’s not an arrogance, but moreso being proud of who they are as a people and firmly holding on to what they believe their way of life should be.
 
I saw a video today that borderline disturbed me. I don’t think that was the intention of the Pastor in the video, but nonetheless, it was bothersome for me. Check it out for yourself (it’s only 2-mins long…won’t take a lot of your time). The New \”F\” Word
As I was watching the video, I found myself thinking, “What if we as Christians would take the approach of Ethiopia but with regards to our walk with Christ?” I mean, just think about it for a sec. What if we took Romans 12:2 literally; And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, in order to prove by you what is that good and pleasing and perfect will of God. Can you imagine it? Ethiopia is like, FORGET WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING!! THIS IS WHAT WORKS FOR US AND KEEPS US ON ONE ACCORD AS A NATION! When will Christians stand our ground and say, FORGET WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING!! THIS IS WHAT WORKS FOR GOD AND KEEPS US ON ONE ACCORD AS A BODY?!?!!
 
We don’t have to be like the world…get down on their level (so to speak) to show them Jesus. We are royalty according to His word. We are called to worship, love, pray, disciple, and strive for holiness…the rest is in God’s hands. To be honest, we actually look more ridiculous as we try to speak their language and live God’s way. So today I will leave you with John 15:19; If you were of the world, the world would love it’s own. But b/c you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
 
Let’s strive to do more than APPEAR different than the world, let our heart and actions show that WE ARE BOLDly & FABulosly different from them. Glory to God!
*Wednesdays w/ iNDIGO*
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8 Responses to DO YOU!

  1. boldandfab says:

    Absolutely love this post and how you tied it all in to our walk with God. Ethiopia sounds like an amazing place, especially since it’s 2003! the year I graduated college!! lol! ~Bianca

  2. husbandguy says:

    You tied it into our walk with GOD brilliantly!! At It Again Wednesday’s with iNDIGO!!!!!

  3. mrsclomax says:

    Love this iNdigo! I agree about the Pastor….hmmmmmmm. Got the point of what he was trying to say but it made me a little nervous! Ethiopia sounds wonderful!

    • Indigo says:

      Nervous is an understatement for how I was feeling watching that joint!!! lol. Ethiopia is truly a blessing in my life in this season. I encourage anyone who has a chance to go somewhere new to GO and get what God has for them. Thanx SO MUCH for reading and commenting. Blessings.

  4. Tinesha says:

    Good one Indi!!! The world does hate us, and we need to remember that at all times instead of trying to make ourselves fit in and be loved by the world. And of course I agree with the others, “simply brilliant” the way you tied it in. So do you feel younger since it’s really 2003 over in Ethiopia??..lol…joking. Love it sis!! Keep it coming…”2 The King”!!!!!

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