. . .and they recognized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13)
This literally popped off the page today and stirred in my heart an increased desire for others to recognize that I have been with Jesus!
When I come out of my room in the morning, after meeting with Jesus, do my children recognize that I have been with Jesus?
What about when I am out, do others, even strangers, recognize something different about me? Do they see Jesus in me?
I am reminded that I am part of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, that I may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called me out of darkness into His marvelous light! Also, that I may live my life in such a way the others may witness my good deeds and come to glorify God. (taken from 1 Pt. 2:9-12)
I am not suggesting some outward behavior that we think will 'show Jesus' to others. No, I am simply talking about being in His Word, renewing our minds, meditating on it day and night. As we do this, we are changed. We become more like Him. The more of Him (the Word) that goes in the more we will display the wonders of Him.
Father God, draw me to you, to Your Word. Create in me such a hunger and passion for Jesus, the living Word. Let me be a living epistle, Lord, read by all men. I love you, Father. In Jesus Holy Name!