Authenticity

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Real.  Trustworthy.  Genuine.  Credible.  Truth.

  Can those adjectives be used to describe our lives?

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” ~ Romans 12:2

In order for our character to undergo change and submit to God’s authority, we must remain in the Word of God.  It is through the Word that God brings things to light that need adjustment.  If we seldom read the Word, we deprive ourselves of the correction of the Lord that we so desperately need.  The Word of God is the measurement we must align our lives to, not the standards of this world.

Who is your role model today?  What do you find yourself aspiring to emulate?

It never fails to amaze me how many Christians are caught up in the latest t.v. drama series or movie, but don’t have time for the Word of God.  What captivates our attention?  Consumes us?  Fame?  Wealth?  Sports?

The things of this world hold no fascination for me.  I am just passing through.  This is not my final destination.

The Word must be central to our lives.  What do we devote our spare time to?  It is shaping your character, even when you least suspect it.

Input = Output

If we want to be people of integrity, we must deposit truth into our lives on a continual basis.  The Word of God must be our compass for life.  Without it, we gravitate to compromise.  Without it, we are weak, anemic Christians.

With the Word of God instilled deeply in our hearts, we are people who walk in love, grace and truth.  An effective witness for God’s kingdom.

What’s your compass?  Is the Word of God central to your life?  If not, I challenge you to delve in today.  God will meet you there.

He is looking for men and women of integrity, who will be His ambassadors in this earth to point others to Him.  Can He count on you?

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” ~ II Corinthians 5:17-21

Food for Thought: You and I may be the only Jesus others see, the only Bible others read.  May we ever be an accurate reflection of God’s love and grace.

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2 responses to “Authenticity

  1. Wow! This post really touched me. When I ask myself those questions you ask, the way you did (yeah I’ve asked myself those questions before but no like this) I can’t hide from the truth with my answers….

  2. I’m so glad the message spoke to you! God is constantly drawing us closer to Him, isn’t He? Thanks for following my blog. Blessings, my friend!

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