(2 Corinthians 3:2-3 VOICE- You are our letter, every word burned onto our hearts to be read by everyone. You are THE LIVING LETTER of THE ANOINTED ONE, THE LIBERATING KING, nurtured by us and inscribed, not with ink, but with THE SPIRIT of THE LIVING GOD—a LETTER too passionate to be chiseled onto stone tablets, but emblazoned upon the human heart.)
I just love that passage of Scripture.
As believers, our lives are THE LIVING LETTERS of CHRIST.
Those few words embody such incredible power.
How often do we think about the fact that every person we encounter can see us, but read JESUS? Meaning, others actually have the ability to see us, but conceptualize HIM in us. The Bible says that we were made in THE LORD’S image. So, isn’t that exactly what our lives should mirror?
As I was meditating on today’s focal passage I began to think about my own life. The greatest desire on my heart is to make sure that I represent HIM well.
Being a Christian means so much more than just assuming the title and attending church on Sundays. When we accept CHRIST in our hearts as our LORD and SAVIOR, essentially what that means is that we are to carry on HIS legacy through the power and PRESENCE of HIS HOLY SPIRIT living on the inside of us.
We are to be HIS light shining HIS love, grace, and glory in the darkest of places. We are to be the salt of CHRIST helping those who don’t know HIM to taste and see that HE is good. (Matthew 5:13-16 MSG- “Let ME tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the GOD-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the GOD-colors in the world. GOD is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’M going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’M putting you on a light stand. Now that I’VE put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with GOD, this generous FATHER in heaven.)
The prayer of my heart for us today is that our lives would truly exemplify THE LIFE of CHRIST in word and in deed and that we would always be mindful of the fact that our presence in someone’s life could be the deciding factor in whether they come to know the heart of our SAVIOR.
ABBA, we come before YOU this morning incredibly grateful for YOUR PRESENCE in our lives. We thank YOU for YOUR unconditional love for us and we’re so very honored that YOU trust us to carry on the legacy of YOUR precious SON, JESUS CHRIST. FATHER, help us to realize what a priceless treasure YOU have entrusted us with by YOU freely gifting HIS HOLY and perfect SPIRIT to us. LORD, give us the wisdom, provision, and strength to walk, live, breath, and stand in the great purpose of this indescribable GIFT living on the inside of us. Give us the courage and boldness to be YOUR salt and light. May our lives spell out the heart of JESUS to everyone around us. ABBA, we love YOU, we praise YOU, and we give YOU all of the glory. In the name of JESUS CHRIST, YOUR precious SON, and our LORD and SAVIOR— I pray, Amen and so be it.
“I’m just a little pencil in the hand of a writing GOD, WHO IS sending a love letter to the world.” – Mother Teresa
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