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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

D.U.I. - Disciple Under the Influence

June 27

(Ephesians 5:18-20 NIV) "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. {19} Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, {20} always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. {21} Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ."

(Mark 10:42-44 NIV)  "Jesus called them together and said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. {43} Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, {44} and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all."

Getting drunk on wine can lead to a D.U.I. (Driving Under the Influence). Drinking in the Spirit can also lead to D.U.I. (Disciple Under the Influence). The indicators of Christian D.U.I. are corporate worship, personal praise, continuous thanksgiving, and mutual submission. Mutual  submission always takes two or more people. It is unnatural for us. It takes a new attitude -- an attitude that is different from the one we learn in the world. Mutual submission is like putting a "YIELD" sign at both ends of a single lane bridge -- to avoid collisions people must be willing to submit to one another. Many of the silly conflicts and embarrassing disputes for which the church is notorious could be avoided if we would just “submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” But this kind of submission will require a “Disciple Under the Influence”, so drink heavily and deeply of God’s Holy Spirit! -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day


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