Demonstration

Some feel that Christians should be “silent witnesses.” They should show by their lives a demonstration of true Christianity. Others feel strongly that we should give a vocal witness. Why do we pit these concepts against each other? Are not both essential? It has been said that “what you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” This underscores the fact that our lives must not demonstrate the opposite of what we say. For some, this is used as an excuse to not say anything. However, our lives should give witness to the Truth that we proclaim. Our lips and lives should present a united front. This is only possible as we draw from our Lord and Savior the principles and commands that He has put in His Word and implement them in our lives, motivated by love for and trust in Him. What an impact can be made, by the working of His Holy Spirit, when He demonstrates His power to change lives in and through us! In Hebrews 13:20-21, the writer explains, “Now the God of peace……….make you perfect (mature) in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to Whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Thomas O. Chisholm says it well, in his hymn, “O to Be Like Thee!” May this be our prayer and purpose. “O to be like Thee! Blessed Redeemer, this is my constant longing and prayer. Gladly, I’ll forfeit all of earth’s treasures, Jesus, thy perfect likeness to wear. O to be like thee! O to be like Thee, Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art! Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness; stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.” Selah! We must look to God. As we yield to Him, He will make us visual aids that demonstrate in speech and conduct the transforming power of the Gospel.   Ron

Questions? E-Mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com  

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