i am going to be honest, today i was driving and thought to myself…”i wonder if i should get one of those fish for my car..” you know, the ones that are silver and you stick em on the back of your car to let others know that you are a Christian. i thought it was a great idea, but then i thought about it some more. does that mean i can’t honk at people anymore or get upset when someone cuts me off? (just kidding, i don’t do that too often.)
and then i thought some more. lately i’ve been running into some people at random places who read this little blog. some i know, some i don’t. the majority of the time it will be when i’m in my sweats and my hair is a mess. (you know, like those times you go to the store a mess ’cause you know no one will be there. and sure enough, you run into every one you know!) anywho, it really brought me to thinking about being a living example of God’s grace and love. sometimes (for me) this is easier said than done. we do not know who is watching us when we are in our schools, in our workplace, in our neighborhoods, or even in our homes. maybe even in the car next to us on the highway ;) our testimonies mean more than we know. i pray that we live our lives so differently than others around us. not in an arrogant sort of way, but in a way that brings glory to our Savior.
…that might mean not watching the movies that the rest of the world watches. it might mean not conforming and listening to the music others may listen to. it may even mean spending and investing our time differently than others around us. how we live our daily lives shows who and what we treasure most. it brings to mind the verse in hebrews:
we are to be the breath of God. every where we go. with the people we talk to, the people that we meet. we don’t have to be a missionary to reach out to those around us. it can be the guy behind the counter at the grocery store who may need a word of encouragement. maybe it’s a friend you don’t talk to anymore. others are watching to see how we, as Christians live our lives.