a work colleague shared an interesting concept with me that’s too good to not pass on: “if you were in a court of law being charged for being a Christian, would you be found guilty?”
…let that sit a moment…
would opposing counsel be able to present enough evidence about you and your actions to convict you of shining Jesus? possessing qualities (fruit of the spirit) that are the very nature of God? or would there be evidence presented proving just the opposite? a foul mouth, wavering ideals depending on the crowd, malice for others, gossip, unkind words, impure thoughts and actions.
I pray the Lord shines a spotlight on any area of my life, that would rule anything other than guilty as charged!
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 NIV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23 NIV)