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Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Have you noticed that everyone’s life makes a statement? The truth is that every one of us communicates to others through our character, actions, and words. The believer’s life should be an expression of glory to God while conveying to onlookers the importance of divine truth. Wherever we are, Jesus’ light should shine brightly through us so that He is evident in a dark world. Remember, the strength of our life message is directly related to the depth of our relationship with God. May I say; this does not mean our lives have to be perfect. But our actions and responses should demonstrate that our heavenly Father is dependable, faithful, forgiving, and present. We are His ambassadors, representing the Savior to the people we encounter each day. The Scriptures say, we are salt and light, our lives are opportunities for those around us to see the Lord in action as we serve others---or as we reveal peacefulness and trust, even during difficult times.

Jesus likened believers’ lives to a city on a hill, which cannot be hidden [Matt. 5:14]. When others watch us, they ought to see reflections of Christ---which means we must let the Holy Spirit express His life through us. Realize that God’s goal is for us to become more like Christ. This sometimes involves suffering, be prepared and willing to suffer. God uses difficult times and painful circumstances to draw His children close to Himself. Know that He has allowed them for your growth, His glory, and encouragement to others. Recognizing this will help you surrender your will and desires to His plan. As you do, He will build a beautiful message into your life.

Think about your public life and your private life. Are both glorifying to the Lord? Child of God, allow God’s light to penetrate any darkness in your thoughts, words, or deeds. Then others may be drawn to the Father by what they notice in you. Every encounter we have is an opportunity to reflect Jesus into somebody’s life. Ask the Lord to strengthen your faith and your walk so that those observing you can’t help but be drawn towards His light. As a Christian our life is a witness, either a good witness or a bad witness. We make the choice. May God richly bless