Written By: Jessica
I don't know how many times I've looked at a Christain and thought "You can't tell the difference between them and the rest of the world." I personally, strive so hard to make others see the difference. I want to shine God's light and love and make others see Him in me to the point where He can't be ignored. Yet, I constantly see Christians that appear to be just going through the motions. They go to church and read their bible's and pray. But when you watch them, you can't see Christ shining through them. This thought always makes me feel sad.
In the bible, I am constantly challenged by the examples that God gives us. Christ lead His disciples and all who met him by living for God through his actions. Every moment you could see God in him. Weather he was a little boy teaching his elders in the temple or a grown man dieing on a cross, Christ always had God front and center in His life. He made it impossible to ignor the Truth because of the example he set for others.
When people look at us, can they tell we are Christians? When they watch us, do they see God in us? Do we demonstrate our father's love, joy, forgiveness, power, and grace to the point where people can see the difference in us and have the desire to know more about this great God we serve?
As the old saying goes... "Actions speak louder than words." In all my life I have come to see that more can be accomplished by a single little boy who helps his elderly neighbor weed the garden, than a man that is constantly berating others for wrong doing.
Let us all go forth and shine God's love and His Word through example. Just like children learn by watching their parents, let others also learn from us by watching our heavenly Father and the godly example of His children.
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify you Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you." Matthew 5:44