Sunday, January 03, 2010

Prove It!

Is there any evidence that you are God's child?

Matthew 3:8  Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.

What does my life say to others?

Does my ability to love others no matter what show proof that I am a Christ follower?

Does my patience and long suffering show proof that I am a Christ follower?

Does my desire for reading God's word show proof that I am a Christ follower?

Does the words coming out of my mouth show proof that I am a Christ follower?

Philippians 1:11  May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.

Too many people that claim to be Christians are not showing any proof of it. John the Baptist told the Pharisees that their life would give you an idea about what they truly believe.

How can I claim to be a Christ follower and then look no different than the rest of the world? Am I really a believer if it doesn't change the way I live? My character should be growing towards righteousness, the fruit of the spirit should be seen in my life in a way that will bring glory to God and it will be a testimony to prove that I am definitely a Christ follower.

I must live so that the rest of the world can tell that I truly believe what I say that I believe, otherwise how will anybody really believe me?

Help me to live to please you so that my life will be a testimony of what you have done for me.