I spread out my hands to You; my soul longs for You like a thirsty land.
One of the most attractive things about those who live the Christian life is their lifestyle. And there are unbelievers who are watching Christians, looking at the way they live. In fact, I came to know Christ because I watched the Christians on my high school campus. They would get together before school and have times of prayer. They would carry their Bibles around with them. They would say things like, “Praise the Lord!” and “God bless you.” They would hug each other after classes. They had such a great time together.
I saw real brotherhood in these Christians. I saw real love, not a cheap imitation. And that intrigued me. That got my attention. Essentially, it got me interested in their message.
That is what happened to the prodigal son. He said, “How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father” (Luke 15:17–18).
Jesus told us that as Christians, we are to be both salt and light in this world. Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). But we are also to be salt. What does that mean? Well, among other things, salt stimulates thirst. And when you are living a godly life, you will stimulate a spiritual thirst in the lives of others. They will see you have something they don’t.
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