January 31, 2007
Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
--1 Peter 2:12
Is there anything in your life…anything about your faith in Jesus Christ…anything about what has happened to you since you encountered Jesus Christ the Son of God…that makes people stop and say, “What on earth happened to you? Who did this to you? Why are you such a changed person?”
You know, I’m afraid we live so blandly…and blindly…that people often don’t know that anything has happened to us! Our Christianity is so concealed and our faith is so shut up that no one is ever prompted to even ask about our faith!
Today, I want you to think about one person you know who needs the love of Jesus. Just one person! It could be a friend…a neighbor…a co-worker…anyone!
Now, what’s one way you could intentionally reach out to that person with the goal of showing and sharing Christ with them this week?
Does your friend need a word of affirmation? Does your neighbor have any work that needs to be done around his or her house? Does your co-worker need some work offloaded? Whatever the need, offer to help out…and then, when they ask why you’re doing what you’re doing, say what’s motivating you to do it!
does anything in your life cause others to want to glorify god?