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God IS On Display

Do our lives portray God? When people see us, do they get a glimpse of God and see His attributes in us? Are we a witness for the Lord? We do not witness by the clothes we wear, the Bibles we carry, or the cross that is around our neck. We display God by the way we live. We have an obligation to live for Christ so that Christ may live in us. I remember my Sunday School teacher explaining that when we look for a Christian, we should look for someone with Christ-like behaviors. That has always stayed with me. What was Christ like? He was meek, mild, humble, kind and generous. Do we have those attributes? In Philippians 2:12, we find these words:

“Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.

Paul speaks of the believer’s need to be concerned about their salvation. Although they have been supported by Paul’s influence, they must now stand alone in his absence. This reminds me of my grandmother saying to me, “When you leave this house, don’t disgrace us.” She was concerned about what I did when I was not in her presence. In the absence of parents and grandparents, how do we behave? That was Paul’s concern. In his absence, Paul knew that God was present, and He wanted the light of the people to shine to bring glory to God. Prayerfully, today, we are witnesses for the Lord. Our lives should be open books so that people can see God in us.