So many "woke" people keep tellin' us what to think, what to do, how to behave.. daily.. what to say and not to say.
Are we, are they.. really woke? Awakened? Are you?.. ya can be. We all can walk while not sleeping. Me thinks it's really a better way to go.
“We are not going to move this world by criticism of it nor conformity to it, but by the combustion within it of lives ignited by the Spirit of God.” ~ Vance Havner
"But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, 'These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.'" ~ Acts 17:6
Want to look at woke? The early church wasn't all concerned about lookin' vogue, or relevant, or cool so as to get accepted. They weren't acting all weird either, but they were woke in the best kinda way. They turned their world upside down (or should I say right side up? So the sleeping would arise like from an effective alarm clock). And in this crazy, topsy-turvy world today where wrong is considered right and right is considered wrong, we need to do the same...the way they did it.
Pray and preach the Gospel winning people to Jesus. Watch and pray. Remember this.. we aren't going to awaken this world on our own or by self-righteous criticism. I don't want to be known by them more for all that I'm against pointing a finger of accusation, than what I am for. I'm for knowing the Lord well and for them too, and for making Him well known..and for them doing the same thing. I want to be so in love with my first-love Jesus, so filled with His JOY and Spirit of love and the truth of His word ...that they get thirsty when I simply brag on Christ! Lord, please revive -- give us renewed passion inside! Send another awakening. People want to walk woke!