And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. – Deuteronomy 8:18
What is the differences between our yesterday, and our today? Many times we christians go on and ask these types of questions. If you are a Christian, and nothing has changed in your life from last year to this year, then you might like to re-consider your Christianity. One thing you can tell about someone who is a christian is that they are first Born Again – A true Christian.
There must be a reason why you are a Christian. So why are you a Christian??? Do you go to church as a social event or to please God? Do you live your life just to please God and build on the Word of God already in you?
How do you integrate yesterday to today? Integration is our ability to inter twine ourselves into our new-found community in the environment we are. It means taking our culture to balance into the ones we find ourselves.
Imagine you find yourself in a different locality or community, in order to be integrated into that community, you need to let some things go whiles you incorporate some new ideas from the new community.
Two questions need to be asked here;
a) Do you want to stay in the new community and integrate there in the long-term or
b) Do you plan staying staying just the short-term?
If the plan is to go with the option A, then we need to study and learn the lifestyle of the people there to feel included so that we are respected and valued in the long run.
However, in the case of option B, since you are just passing by, you can choose not to do any thing to integrate. But even there, there are still somethings that you need to learn in the new land.