Thursday, December 12, 2013

Letting God Live Through You

Each day God presents us with unique opportunities to introduce Himself to others. Not necessarily by handing them a track or quoting our favorite scripture (although those are fine too), but simply by our words and actions.

As believers it is important to fully grasp the fact, that OUR LIVES ARE NOT OUR OWN!!!            I Corinthians 6:19-20 reads "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body." God has trusted us with so much and He wants our main influencer to be Him. Think about it for a minute, on the job you have right now...imagine if you purposed for God to live though you? Would a customer's experience be more enjoyable? Would they leave your presence more frustrated than they came, or with peace and direction? While spending time with your children, would a bystander hear shouts of impatience or words spoken in grace?

God is not going to physically walk here on Earth, that's what He has us for :) We have so much to give to those around us and serve as an ambassador for Christ. When we allow God to live through us, we walk in a more purposeful way and see every interaction as an opportunity for God to be glorified. That works wonders, helping the elderly with house chores...He's nodding in approval, putting to silence gossip and strife...He's glorified.

Yes, we have bad days and yes, you are only one person, but it takes each of us understanding our responsibility as believers to allow others to see the Father through us.

John 15:35 " By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to use each opportunity in life to give you glory. Remind me that my life is not my own, and to keep you in the driver seat of my life. Guide my thoughts, words and actions, so you can live through me. Amen

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