Today I met up with a few mates in the city for lunch. I decided that it was easier to just catch a bus because I know that its like impossible to find a carpark right in the city centre. The bus stop is right at my door and it would take me to where I was meeting my mates. Now, its not often I do bus it because I like to have my music blaring and I like singing at the top of my lungs in the car. Its fun : ).
Anyways, I jump on the bus and find a seat and proceed to go through my handbag to find my iPod. I found it and went to turn it on, to discover that the battery was dead. sigh. I'm sitting there twiddling my thumbs watching the world go by to the sounds of people in the bus talking, when something caught my attention.
Two high school girls that were sitting behind me having a heavy discussion about different Christians that they knew. This morning I learned a few new things that I didn't know. Did YOU know that ;
And the list went on. How I chuckled to myself!
I sat there and listened to this whole conversation about how uncool we are. And it got me thinking. Can I be cool and still be down with JC? Of course I can! There is no rule saying that as a Christian you have to be a hermitt and go live under a rock and isolate yourself from the world. I love music, Christian and secular. I like fashion and trends. I like going to music festivals and sport. I like staying up to date with whats happening in the world.
Being down with Jesus Christ doesn't mean you have to give up your interests in pop culture. It's quite the opposite. The reality is you have to deal with the spiritual and secular world all the time. A Christian is someone who accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and saviour and lives by the bibles teachings. To be cool is to be aware or show involvement in new trends or styles. A Christian can definitely fit into both categories with no problems at all.
Like these girls, many people have their image of what a Christian is supposed to be and how they are supposed to act. But all individuals are different and yes this includes Christians. In today's society young people have to adapt to a variety of situations. I look at it like this. Christians are called to be chameleons, we are called to blend in, but not sin. I still kick it with all my mates and get up to stuff that doesn't involve church but I try and make my actions show something wayyy different than what they are used to seeing.
There is a misconception that Christians must forfeit being cool in order to serve God, but that is so not even the case. We can all be up to date on the latest trends and fashions, sports, and music and still go to church, read the bible, and praise the Lord and still be COOL people!
Ohh hold on. I forgot to say, before I got off the bus, the girls were saying Chuck Norris jokes and talking about him being awesome! Hold Up!! He is a solid Christian. Gosh!
Ive stuck a vid on the bottom showing highlights from a Christian festival that I went to back in September 2009 which was cooler then any other event ive been to and just proves that we can have fun also. Enjoyyy.