The way you live your life speaks louder than your words!
One day when Jesus was speaking to a large crowd he said; "You are the light of the world...let your light shine before men." As Christ followers people do watch the way we live our lives, which is why Jesus said that we should let our light shine before men. The idea was that when people saw us reflecting God they would want to live like us and serve our God.
I heard a lovely story of a missionary who wanted to learn to speak the Hindu language. He went to a Hindu scholar and asked; "Will you teach me to speak your language?" to which the scholar replied, "No Sahib, I cannot." The missionary was puzzled and asked again, and yet again the reply came back in the negative. Finally, the missionary turned to the scholar and appealed; "Please will you teach me your language?" The scholar looked at him, shook his head and said; "No Sahib I cannot...no man can live with you and not become a Christian." Wow what an incredible reflector of God's glory that missionary was!
Imagine if our lives shone so brightly that people could not resist the Jesus we serve. I think that is the kind of life that Jesus was appealing to his followers to live. I trust your life will reflect the God you love. I want mine to!
I am and always will be,
Recklessly abandoned, ruthlessly committed and in relentless pursuit of Jesus,