Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourself. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?-unless indeed you failed to meet the test! 2 Corinthians 13:5
Earlier this week while I was driving through TX, I was blessed with the opportunity to witness this beautiful sunrise. As I was driving, one of the things I noticed is that I was able to see the light from the sun long before I was able to actually see the sun.
If follow me on Instagram, and you were able to check out my stories, I shared a video and some pictures of the beautiful colors that appeared, orange, pink, baby blue. Once again, these beautiful colors could be seen long before I actually saw the sun.
Then it hit me! This is the way others should experience the gifts God blesses us with. Others should be able to see all the beautiful manifestations of who God called us to be long before they know who is behind it! Our gifts should be manifested through our family, community and throughout the word! And the response after they’ve experienced our many gifts should be, “Oh, they are believers of Jesus Christ, I’m not surprised!”
I have a couple of questions for you. Do your gifts show up before you open your mouth and share that you’re a believer? Are people surprised to hear that you are a Christian? Take some time to reflect on your answers.
Prayer: Father, thank you for this reminder! I desire for my life to be a reflection of who you are. Help me to remember that the gifts that you have blessed me with should be manifested through the world so much so that others will respond with, “I’m not surprised they are believers of Jesus Christ.” In Jesus Name, Amen!