Are we a blessing to the world?
Sandra Bullock: A blessing to meet and portray a real Christian (OneNewsNow.com)
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
How are we doing at living out what we say we believe?
Obviously we are failing at making a difference in this world because we talk about high standards and values that are so enviable yet we are caught in compromising situations that show that we don't really care so much about those high standards.
Christ followers as a whole are not doing too good at being followers, we don't look much different from the other "good" people that this world has.
We say that marriage is honorable and "till death do us part" but what happens when the going gets tough?
We say that we are loving but do we really display it at the cost of inconvenience?
We say that we need a Savior but we don't obey his word.
We should be peacemakers, humble, hungry for righteousness.
Does it really matter that we don't live what we believe?
"Do not give me a lecture on how to live my life when I know I'm a pretty decent human being," says the actress. "I might not go to church everyday, but I know I do the right thing or try to."If we open our eyes and see that the unbelievers are all around us looking to see if we really believe this stuff or are we just trying to look good then we will realize the importance of how we live. It matters to God and we should strive to please him, but it also matters to the rest of the world that is looking at our example of what Christianity is in order to decide if they need it or not.
Tuohy isn't like some hypocritical church-goers she's known, adds Bullock. "The beauty of Leigh Anne was one of my biggest questions was how people use their faith and their religion as a banner," she says. "And then they don't do the right thing, but they go 'I'm a good Christian and I go to church and this is the way you should live your life.'"In a country that is supposed to be "Christian", why did it take so long for Sandra Bullock to see a "real" Christian? Do we like wearing the label "Christian" but fail to actually be a Christ follower?
Lord help us to be concerned about how you see us and to also be concerned about those that are watching us to see if we are genuine.