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Monday, August 7, 2023

How to Be a ‘Show and Tell’ Christian

In Colossians 3:17 it says, “Whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus.” (NLT

God has put specific people in my life for a reason. I am God’s representative to them! If I don’t tell them about God’s love and offer of salvation, then who will?

God put me in my unique circumstances to share the Good News (Gospel) with relatives, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. They need to hear that God has a purpose for them and wants them to be part of his family. But he’s not going to write it in the sky for them. He’s not going to send them an email. He’s already sent me. He wants me to learn to be more like him so I can show others what he’s likeforgiving, compassionate, patient, and faithful

The Bible is very clear about this: “Do all you can to live a peaceful life. Take care of your own business, and do your own work . . . If you do, then people who are not believers will respect you” (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 NCV).  

We need Christians who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. Faithful Christians don’t just say what they believe. They try to live so that others see the hope and joy that come from knowing Jesus. They are “show and tell” Christians. They tell the Gospel with their mouths, and they show the Gospel with their lives.

Whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus” (Colossians 3:17 NLT).  

The most dangerous prayer you could pray is two words: “Use me.” Use me to show your love to people who don’t know that you love them. Use me to show your purpose to people who don’t know that you have a purpose for their lives.”  

That kind of prayer can change the world—but the change starts in our communities and with the people we know and love.  They won’t know unless we show them.

This means I need to bring honor to Christ in every aspect and activity of my daily life. As a Christ follower, I represent Christ at all times, whatever I do, and whatever I say. What impression do people have of Christ when they see or talk with me? What changes do I need to make in my life in order to honor Christ?

God has called me (and each of us) to be a minister. I do everything for two reasons: one to help others and the other to honor God. No matter what my job is, I am to work at helping others and honoring God. As long as my motivation is right, even menial tasks become important when I do them out of love for God.