What Does Your Life Say?

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Col. 3:12

When you tell others that you’re a Christian, what do you think that means to them? To some it means you’re religious or conservative. Unfortunately, some may assume you’re self-righteous or judgmental. Hopefully, to many it means you are a believer in the teachings of Jesus, not perfect, but forgiven. Hopefully, many assume you are trustworthy, hard working, and full of compassion. The truth is, especially in this country, when you say that you’re a Christian, and I really hope you do, it can be considered many different things.

I came across the following poem that may help clarify who we really are:

When I say…I am a Christian
I’m not shouting I am saved.
I’m whispering I get lost.
That is why I chose this way…

When I Say…I am a Christian.
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble
and need God to be my guide.

When I say…I am a Christian
I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I am weak
And pray for strength to carry on.

When I say….I am a Christian.
I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed
And cannot ever repay the debt.

When I say…I am a Christian.
I’m not claiming to be perfect.
My flaws are too visible.
but God believes I’m worth it.

When I say…I am a Christian
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches.
Which is why I seek His name.

When I say…I am a Christian
I do not wish to judge.
I have no authority.
I only know I am Loved.

– Author unknown

When we say that we’re Christians, let’s show the world humility and grace. Let’s show them the love of Christ.

The Power of Truth:
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Phil. 2:3

“You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.” Gal. 5:13

Suggestion for Prayer:
Ask God to love and serve others through you, that they might come to know Him.