Let them see you in me

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All this week, I had the pleasure of listening to a friend learn a song to sing in church this morning. It is a great song for any Sunday morning, but it also speaks to a very relevant issue in our little world today.

How seriously do we take our beliefs? Living in the heart of the Bible belt, where most folks go to church and call themselves Christians, just how seriously do we take that name, that faith and the life that is supposed to go along with it?

When we talk to people on a daily basis, when we step into the grocery store or drive thru the fast food restaurant line, what is it that people see in you?

That is a tough question to answer, I know that because I have been trying to answer it all week myself. We like to think we have it down and that we are living the way we are supposed to, but again, the question is the same.

When you walk into the office in the morning, when you take your kids to school, or when you do whatever it is you do, what do people see?

Better yet, what do they hear? Are you a “Christian” that is constantly telling people how bad you have it, or maybe one that can’t get through a paragraph without the “F” word being said a few times? Are your actions of such that people see you and say, I wanna be like him?

If you are like me, you are thinking back now over the last week and wondering the same things. How many people over the last week that you talked with, worked with, or came in contact with somehow looked at you and saw something different? How many looked at you and thought, “What is it about her that is different? What does she have that I don’t have?”

The song my friend sang this week says, “Let them see You in me, Let them hear You when I speak.”

Again, if you are like me, you are now wondering how many people see Him when they see you or how many people hear Him when you speak.

See, the problem is, we all have agendas. We have things we want to get done. We have things that we declare wrong, that we think we need to right. We see people that we label as bad, that we think we either need to eradicate, or at the very least, we need to make sure everyone knows they are bad. And, despite knowing better, we put our needs ahead of other’s needs.

All of which are directly in conflict with being “like Christ.”

So, how can we call ourselves Christians, when we are not like Christ?

We all need work. We all have beams in our eyes that we should focus on, instead of the motes in others.

He made it pretty simple. We make it hard. The simple solution is just what he says in the Book. Have no other gods but Him, and love others as we love ourselves.

See, simple. Let them see you in me today Lord.

 

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