"We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
I was sitting quietly in church this morning, listening to the preacher and my mind kept rolling this verse around. Bro. Don had plenty else to say, yet this verse caught my attention and grabbed at me.
When others see me, what do they see?
Am I only playing Christian, or is it real?
Am I only a Sunday Christian?
Do I possess the faith, hope and love, that can only come from Christ?
This isn't about popularity. It is not about being put on a pedestal. Or about receiving recognition or praise. This isn't about how many comments are left on a blog or "Amens" from the choir section.
This is simply about me, working on ME, with the help of the Lord. I want to be different, need to be "not of this world" different." I desire to live in such a way that SHOUTS, "Hey everyone! Mich has found the key to life, I want what she has!!!"
My goal as a Christian should be to be known as one who has the faith, hope and love the Bible so richly talks about. The characteristics Christ so perfectly lived out.
At the end of the day, this work in progress, wants to be known by my faith, hope and love...
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