Galatians 5: 22 & 23 But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.
Hassan was confused. Danny was always telling people he was a Christian and holding prayer meetings in the classroom during break-time, but he wasn’t very nice to people. Just his morning he had pushed Sandy out of his way into the classroom. Billy on the other hand was a real gentleman. He was so nice to people that Hassan sometimes thought it was impossible to be that way. When Hassan read the Bible that was always the way he pictured Jesus Christ. He wondered where Billy went to church; Billy had never actually said he was a Christian, but he had to be. He just had to be!
Some people might never get the chance to read the Bible for themselves, but they can discover the Gospel through us. The way we live can be a testimony for Christ. It’s like being an ambassador; people will only know what we represent if we show them with the way we live. Some people put on a good show but in the end it turns out they were only pretending.
The difference between the real deal and fake goods is consistency. That means you can’t be a Christian on Sundays only. You have to think of others before yourself all the time. This is never an easy thing to do, but God has given us a helper and all we need to do is ask.
Think About This
How can you show someone Christ through your life today?
Please remind me that I am an ambassador for you and I should show Christ in everything I think, feel, say or do. Help me be consistent. In Jesus name I pray. Amen