|Become an advertisement for God today
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. –1 Peter 2:11-12
Have you ever seen those people that wear signboards around their necks advertising something? Or even the men that sell newspapers on the street? Well, God wants us to advertise him just like that. Because our God is an invisible God, the only way people can see and know about him is through his light in us. There are sometimes that I hang around a 'worldly' crowd, and I just sit there and laugh at their hateful jokes and basically condone their behaviour. Deep down in my heart, God is telling me to be a light. I constantly hear that voice saying, “Rachael be a light,” but because I want to gain their approval, I ignore the voice and I basically become one of them. Every time we yield to our flesh like I did in the example above, we please a sinful nature, and we weaken our spirit. When we do this, we are yielding to the sinful desire that vs. 11 tells us to abstain from.
Be a walking advertisement for God!!! He didn’t call you to be an undercover Christian. He wants us to scream about him goodness on the mountaintop. Become like Paul that was never once ashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16). We come into a new environment when we let Jesus into our lives!! We receive a new identity when we decide to live for him. I challenge you right now brethren to become a walking advertisement for God. I challenge you to come out of the closet and display Christ. Let people find out about Christ by watching and listening to you. Be a real Christian so that your new lifestyle can change lives and minister to souls.
Stay blessed and spread the word.