Tuesday, October 5, 2010

His Very Words

1 Peter 4:10-11
10Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. 11If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

Our lives as Christians have such an impact on people. We are being observed and watched by lost people around us. The other day, one of my lost friends said to me, "It's interesting to hear about God from someone who is so passionate about Him, especially if they are your own age." Never in my wildest dreams would I ever think I'd hear her say that. I just thought she would think I was weird for trying to share Christ with her. But the thing is, standing up for Christ and proclaiming His glory doesn't happen very often in society. There are people out there that are searching for the truth, but get too confused by all the different "religions" and "denominations" that they just give up on God entirely. That is why it is so important for us to live our lives like Christ Jesus. We may be the only Jesus someone might encounter. If you speak, you should speak the very words of God. His very words. Would God participate in your daily conversations? Would He say the things you say? Would God do the things you do?

1 Peter 4:1-2
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin.
2As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.

Jesus lived for the will of God, not for any desires He had. Jesus had every right to be honored and served while he was on this earth; but He was despised and rejected, a servant to all. When we are wholly focused on God and His will for our lives, we will be a walking reflection of the Lord. And that witness for Him will shine brighter than anything else we could ever do. Give up that sin. Give up those desires. Surrender all to your Savior; arm yourself with the attitude of Christ.

In His Love,

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