Trend-Following-Christianity Dampens the Light

I used to follow some trends. Some fun ones like home decorating trends. Maybe some fashion trends too. But I also followed some not so good ones. God opened my eyes though. I saw how very important it was to be true to who He made me… to be more like Jesus. 

The more I see “trends” going around among Christ Followers – in their everyday living out life and their vernacular – the more concerned I get that many will blindly and willingly follow some hip celebrity-like person trying to teach the Bible in a *new* way. One of those “new ways” that is off the path God intended for us.

It puts us all in a dangerous position of being led astray when things “look” like Jesus and sound cool and relevant. 

I don’t want to be relevant if it means losing ground with God’s Truth through His Word.

I pray consistently that He would keep my ears and mouth and heart from detouring down a road following and participating in the trendy banter that is designed to get noticed.


Only He should get noticed.

If we happen to be in the line of vision as He gets noticed while He works through us, then we get to be blessed by being lit up in His glory as His own.

But that’s only if we don’t go after the trendy to get noticed.

Father, You are still just that… Our Beautiful Father.

Holy Spirit, You are always the relevancy in our everyday life. 

Jesus, You are not trendy. You are unchanging, the same yesterday, today, and forever. The One to be honored in every word, every action, every post, every comment, every job, every relationship, every book, every talent.

Keep us pointing to You, God, not trying to get noticed, but sharing You. Honor that in all we do… we trust.

Live Blessed ~

 Heather

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10 thoughts on “Trend-Following-Christianity Dampens the Light

  1. Cheryl Smith says:

    Yes, Heather! What a true and edifying post! God is steadfast; we should be, too. Popular opinion’s pull will lose its grip on us as we sink more and more into Him. He must increase, I must decrease. :)

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  2. mrteague says:

    Amen. Ephesians 1 presents Jesus in a big-picture, cosmic way & nicely summarizes God’s eternal plan. Once while studying it, the Lord showed me how His plan encompasses everything–EV-RY-THING. It got me thinking–I hear people asking God to make Himself relevant all the time, as if our passing culture is the center of everything. What are we doing to be relevant to Him? Outside of Him & His plan, there is no relevance. We only become relevant as we participate in what He is doing!

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  3. Eliza says:

    Amen! May we always be true to Jesus Christ and hold fast His truth in His Scripture by the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God our Father. God bless us.

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