We Are THE LIVING LETTERS of CHRIST To The World

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(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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60 thoughts on “We Are THE LIVING LETTERS of CHRIST To The World

  1. What beautiful scriptures you have here, Tai. So often we forget that we are Christ’s letter to the world, to our communities, and to our families. I want people to read JESUS when they see me too. Convicting words this morning!

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    • Betsy, you are so very right, Love! Like you, I too want people to read JESUS when they see me. HE’S been so good to me and I just want people to know HIS heart for them. Thank you so much for visiting with me today, beautiful friend! GOD bless you! 🙂

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  2. What a beautiful post with such encouraging and challenging truths. I love this Biblical image of us being living letters. This really struck me from the Scriptures you posted: “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.” That’s what I’ve been watching unfold, both in myself and others, as we encourage each other through our blogs to trust our Father in heaven, even when our circumstances scream to us not to. The most beautiful gift I’ve received, is others opening themselves up to me and me thereby being given a window into the Mighty Presence of God in their stories of deep brokenness and grief.

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    • Thank you so very much, Anna! And you are exactly right. I have met and become friends with so many of our fellow bloggers; people whom I would never had the pleasure of meeting in real life if it weren’t for us all writing. And they have sincerely blessed me beyond measure. It’s amazing how GOD will connect hearts together who aim to please HIM and love HIS people. I look forward to connecting with you and getting to know you better, Love! GOD bless you, Beautiful! 🙂

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  4. Hi sweet Tai 🙂 Beautiful thoughts and truth, my friend! Each morning as I drop my boys at school I always say, “I’m so glad God gave me you. Remember He loves you. Represent Him and your family well and remember Whose you are every moment of the day. I love you to the moon and back!” It’s a little wacky, I know, but I want them to set their feet on the ground at school each day remembering Who they belong to so that the enemy doesn’t confuse them! Now that I’m actually writing this, I think my daughter may have enough language and understanding to do this, too! Starting Monday 🙂 Thanks Tai! I’m always blessed by my time here!

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    • You are most welcome, Lori! And I don’t think that’s wacky at all. In fact, I think it’s an essential part in helping our kids to understand and know the heart of CHRIST. I love that you do that and I commend you for it!

      Thank you so much for visiting with me, Love! I’m always happy to have you! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  5. Hi! Tai! Hope you had great holidays…This is so very true. We may be the only letter from Christ some people ever see. Oh, pray others read about his kindness, mercy, trustworthiness, and love in my letter. Blessings , my sweet friend. Debbie

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    • Hi, Debbie! I had a great Thanksgiving and I pray the same for you, Love! I know that others read HIM when they see you. You are such a treasure. I’m happy that you got a chance to visit with me. I’ve missed you, sweet friend. I was going to email you to check and make sure that you were ok. GOD bless you! 🙂

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    • You are most welcome, Janis! It’s always an honor and a blessing to link-up with you, beautiful friend! And yes, I do believe that we are souls sisters in CHRIST! So grateful for you! Thank you so much for visiting with me! GOD bless you, Love! 🙂

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  6. Tia,
    Loved your poat this week! I’m working a part-time job during the holidays this year & I REALLY need to remember that we are His Love Letters to the world & we have to show it at ALL TIMES. We never know who is watching us!

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving & please let me know if you’ll be back in B’ham over the holidays. Would love to meet you!

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    • Kelly, you are so very right! We never know who’s watching, but I pray that we will be mindful of the fact that we always have an opportunity to share JESUS with those around us. … I had a great Thanksgiving and I hope the same for you, Love! I will definitely let you know when I’m going to be in B’ham again. It would be wonderful to get together with you! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  7. Tai I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m so happy I linked up right after you on Good Morning Mondays. Your words resonate deep with me, as it’s my desire that other people see Jesus through my actions and words. I always think that for some people, the closest they may come to knowing Christ may be through me so I want Him well represented. Blessings!

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    • Hi, Crystal! I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I pray that you did as well, Love! You are exactly right when you say the closest some people will ever come to knowing CHRIST is through us. My prayer is that all believers would take that to heart that we may always represent THE LOVE, LIGHT, and LIFE that is JESUS to everyone around us. Thank you so much for visiting with me today! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  8. I love thus quote “I’m just a little pencil in the hand of a writing GOD, WHO IS sending a love letter to the world.” – Mother Teresa
    Nice! We are a Love letter that is to be an example and reflections of an Awesome God. That is a great responsibility.

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    • Jaime, that’s one of my favorite quotes! And yes, it is a great responsibility, but I thank GOD for THE GIFT of THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO is always with us that we never have to carry that responsibility alone. Thank you so much for visiting with me today, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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    • Lisa, we all fail at times, but that GOD that HIS grace is sufficient! And you are most welcome, Love! Happy to know that you’ve been encouraged here! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  9. I love these verses, and your insight into them. The truth is that others see us and notice what we do! We need to ask ourselves the sobering question… would others be more or less like Christ if they mimicked my behavior and attitudes? Thanks Tai!

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    • You are most welcome, Karen! And you are exactly right, Love! Asking that question can be tough sometimes, but it’s needed if we are to represent HIM well and be HIS LOVE LETTER to those around us. Thank you so much for visiting with me today, beautiful friend! GOD bless you! 🙂

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  10. This is a succinct and powerful post, Tai. We are called to mirror Christ and I love how you mention that our lives our living love letters. We truly are leaving a legacy everywhere we go, especially in our own households and communities. I believe the way we act and exemplify Christ has the greatest power to either bring someone to Christ or scare them away. Thank you for your insight!

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    • You are most welcome, sweet Kristi! And you are so right. I pray that all believers would be mindful that our lives are a reflection of CHRIST and for some, we may be the only opportunity they get to experience HIM. Thank you so much for visiting with me today! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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    • Wonderful post, Kristi! Thank you so much for sharing such an incredible message, beautiful friend! I’m going to use this as my feature for tomorrow’s blog hop! GOD bless you, Love! 🙂

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    • Thank you so vey much, Beth! I’m so glad you love it and so happy to have you visit with me today, Love! I hope you’ll visit again soon! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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    • Hi, Karen! So glad to know that you loved it! So often we forget that are lives are to mirror and minister HIS love and grace to those around us. I pray that my words and my life will always be a reflection of HIS SPIRIT within me. Thank you so much for visiting with me today, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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    • You are most welcome, Crystal! It’s always an honor, Love!

      And yes, it is amazing. That’s why I love YouVersion. It allows me to explore every verse in each translation before I share it with my readers. I always try to choose the version that reflects the heart of THE WORD in depth, yet can be easily understood.

      Thank you so much for visiting with me today! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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    • Hi, Jaime! Thanks so much for the invite! I would be honored to join you, Love! I won’t be there this coming week. I’m taking a week off from writing due to me slipping and falling; bruising up my back and cracking my tailbone, but I will definitely be there the following week. Thanks again, sweet friend! GOD bless you! 🙂

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    • Carol, that’s one of my favorite quotes. And the prayer of my heart is that we’ll all arise and be HIS light and salt! The world is in desperate need of HIS PRESENCE! Thank you so much for visiting with me today, Love! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

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  12. Blogging, modeling and Christianity for me is packed as one. We influence the world and the media itself, so we better shape ourselves up and remind that we are Christ’s ambassadors, what we do, show and speak would affect every part of our society. I hope every Christian would realize how we can impact the world.

    Nice post! such a reminder tai!

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