Posts Tagged ‘Paul’

I can admit this week hasn’t been my best week of being the face of Jesus Christ.  If I keep it real I must confess I could have been just a little more patient; reacted a bit more calmly; chosen my words a little more carefully.  Yes…inspirational emails, passing out bible tracts, sharing  and quoting scripture, soul stirring church sermons and blankedly talking to people about the gospel can all play a role in  pointing people to salvation in Jesus Christ . But perhaps one of the most effective and powerful ways to show people the Way, the Truth and The Life is to be a light in all that we do.  We have to be a living marquee; a visible human billboard that  screams out God’s glory in our words, actions, behaviors and every aspect of our lives.

The great apostle Paul said in Philipians 4:9, “the things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me these do, and the God of peace will be with you “(NKJV).

Paul could say that boldly and without reservation because from what we know of him, he seemingly always represented Jesus the right way.    The question is can you? Are you living in a way  that you would be justified in encouraging someone to imitate the Jesus in you? Is anyone learning from you?  Are you a blessing to someone or planting seeds which will blossom into them knowing God more?  Or are you living a life where your actions don’t live up to your words  and you fit  the mantra do as I say and not as I do? 

Your life is always in view.  People are watching and surely God sees it all.  Don’t live to please people, but live to please the God who is looking to use you to save other people.  The most powerful witness (i.e. evidence) of Christ you can be is to let every part of Christ be witnessed in your life.  If the facts of your life were on trial, let the witnesses say the character of Christ:  love, peace, patience, kindness, humility were evident in all you do.  Let the final verdict be that your were truly a worthy disciple of Christ and a genuine ambassador of God’s Kingdom.

Thank God for a new day and new grace to become more like Him…and yet still I rise…

With peace and blessings may you continue to rise always,