My Grace-Full Life

2.15.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: People Are Watching

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Everywhere you go, people are watching.
Depending on how you read that, you could cue scary music from “The Twilight Zone” or some cutesy bouncy tune from a chick flick.
For this morning’s graphic, I came across this movie theatre setting with the blank screen.
There could be anything on that screen.
My life story.
Or your life story.
Is the movie of your life something that would encourage a non-believer to seek Jesus for him or herself?
Someone once said, “You are the only Bible some people will ever read.”
The way we speak, the way we interact, the way we respond to circumstances—people are watching.
And if they know you are a Christian, you are under greater scrutiny.
Therefore, the question we have to constantly ask ourselves is, “What would Jesus do?”
It’s a huge, heavy, ginormous responsibility.
And it’s not a job that’s just for our pastors and church leaders.
It’s up to every one of us.
2 Corinthians 5:20 calls us “Christ’s ambassadors.”
Are you being a good ambassador?
Does the way you interact with others reflect the love of Christ?
Bearing in mind that Jesus associated with social outcasts…
He extended His love and grace to any and everyone, no matter where they were or what they did.
The only harsh words He ever spoke to others were against the self-righteous Pharisees.
His ministry was based on acceptance, compassion, and love.
If a person expressed faith in Him, Jesus welcomed them.
That’s how we have to model ourselves.
And it’s not easy.
We aren’t good enough to meet Jesus’ standards, but we have to try.
Because people are watching and you may be the very one who could either make them walk away from Christianity entirely…
Or decide they want to learn more.
Let’s all pray it’s the latter.
And this shouldn’t be looked at as a burden!
The Gospel means “Good News!”
And what do we do with good news?
We share it!
Moreover, we live our lives according to it because it’s an honor to be an ambassador for Christ.
Today, as you pray, ask the Holy Spirit to help you be a worthy ambassador.
Ask Him to help you live a life that encourages others to want Jesus in their lives too.

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