"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile." (Romans 1:16, NIV)
HOW CAN my life tell for Jesus Christ?
Life either tells for Christ or not. People can be very concerned about how they look or what impression they make on others. Some will go to great lengths . . . dye their hair a strange color, wear stylish (or not so stylish) clothes. They want to make a "statement."
What really counts? Not what we have or what we look like. What we wear or what we look like is on the surface. Much more important, what are our loyalties, and what gives us joy?
This goes beyond t he surface to the center of life. As a Christian there is joy in knowing we belong to Christ. There is purpose because life counts for Him.
Relationships change us.
Our relationship to Jesus Christ and with fellow believers changes us through God's love for us. Out of this deep relationship we have something to share. We want to share Christ. Not because of demand and not to impress others. Belonging to Christ is changing us. Let our actions and our words bear witness to Him.
Thank You, God, for the grace, love and hope that has come to us in Jesus. We commit ourselves this day to You. Be with us that we may know You and live today in the love of Jesus. In His name. Amen.
- BEN WIEBE, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada