Colossians 3:17 (ESV) “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
I am always amazed how we refer to people by their occupation. He’s a plumber, or he’s a banker, or she’s a home maker. Wouldn’t it be nice to refer to each other by who we are not what we do? And what if people could tell we were Christians without us saying a word—not by the shirts we wear or the WWJD bracelet (what would Jesus Do), but by our actions as Christians. There are the words in an old song, ‘They’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.’ Can others see us living Christ all the time, or do we do it when it’s convenient? Are we really part of God’s team, fighting for His will to be done or is it about us and what we can get out of life? These are some tough questions we need to ask ourselves. If someone meets us for the first time, will they know we serve Jesus by our love for others instead of ourselves?
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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