For only the second time in sixteen years of using cell phones, I have had to take my phone into a repair center for checking and if necessary repair. In the competitive world we live in today, that doesn't say much for the manufacturer and has made me regret my choice of phone. That being said, it makes me wonder about our own 'brand' and how people perceive Christians today. Sadly I fear that those who pay only lip service to our faith may be doing the greater cause some damage.
We should not have to wear badges on our foreheads for people to know that we are Christians, it should come from natural observation, that's what being a true witness is all about. If you are thinking to yourself that maybe this sounds a bit harsh or that a nerve has been pinched, don't feel guilty, not only have we all been there at one point or another but scripture tells us how to handle this. Romans 8:1-2 reads, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
Therefore we do not have to become legalistic about living out our faith but rather allow the word of God to work through us and change us through the grace of God. Works will never change how people perceive us, only the grace and love of God can do that. Will you allow the word to work in you and free you to live life a better witness for Christ?
Posted By Ronwyn Hughes to GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn at 4/08/2013 09:22:00 PM
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