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REFLECTION FOR THE DAY

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Followers of Jesus are most effective when attitudes and actions are aligned with His.
(From Our Daily Bread)

I want to first start out saying that this is the first time I ever post a blog….In other words, I am not a writer so please forgive me in advance. I will try to express what the Lord has placed in my heart to share.

I started to reflect on these words and thought, am I being an effective Christian? Sometimes we think that we are doing all the right things because we do our daily routines of reading the bible, praying and/or fasting however are we really doing what God is asking us to do?

Please by no means think I am pointing any fingers to anyone because as soon as I point one finger to someone there are at least three pointing right back to me. My biggest desire at this time in my life is to do the right thing for God. I want to submit my will to him and have him lead my every step. And I can tell you that I know it is very hard on many occasions because we come against obstacles, trials and/or tribulations along the way but when confronted with them I know deep in my heart that I am on the right path for God.

We are more effective as Christians if we are Christ-like. How do we become Christ-like: through the reading of the word (the Bible), through prayers (our communication with God), through worship (our singing to our God) and through our service (serving others). But the most important thing here is let our Lord God change us from the inside out. Once we start to “Let Go” and “Let GOD” changes occur and our whole lifestyle changes, our attitudes changes, our behaviors changes, our actions changes and our words changes. People then take notice and need to ask what is different about us and that is the opportunity that God grants to us to speak about him to others. Our nation is in need right now for all of us to be Christ-Like and speak about him.

Let us be the reflection of Jesus throughout our home, our neighborhood, in our workplace and in whom we come across.

“Lord I want to be a testimony of who Jesus Christ is in my life. Let me be a reflection of what Jesus means in my life through my actions, my words, my attitudes & my behaviors. As you grant me opportunities please let me always be able to bring forth the fruits of the Spirit which are: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I pray for any missed opportunities I have let pass by and help me to be bold in speaking of you to my community. Lord, I lift up our nation which is in great need to come back to you. Rise up your children at this moment to kneel and pray for the souls that are lost and without hope. In you precious Son’s name – Jesus Christ, AMEN!”

Wherever I am, whatever I do,
O God, please help me to live
In a way that makes me credible
As your representative. —Egner
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  • GLORY-
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    999 days ago
  • AVANELL
    Great blog! Keep on shining for Jesus! You're doing a great job!

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    1574 days ago
  • BOBBIENORTHERN1
    You are a believer in Love Himself so just let His love shine and flow through you His special child of Love. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1574 days ago
  • SUNRISE14
    emoticon emoticon why did you quit blogging ! Great testimony ! THANK YOU FOR BEING ON THE GOD ANSWERS PRAYER TEAM ! I PRAYED FOR YOU TODAY ! CAN I HELP YOU IN ANYWAY TO SEE YOUR SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL GOALS MET ? I AM HERE DAILY ! emoticon emoticon
    1708 days ago
  • KICKINGIT@56
    You expressed yourself beautifully. Your love for Jesus and the Word of God is very obvious. You speak from your heart and I hope you will bless us with more blogs.
    (The first one is the hardest; after this it gets easier.)

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    1828 days ago
  • JENNY712
    emoticon first blog or 100th blog. Thank you for sharing! Keep up the good work!
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    1845 days ago
  • CHANGE-NEEDED
    Amen!
    1862 days ago
  • FILLANGES
    ABSOLUTELY AWESOME first blog. I certainly look forward to you writing many more God-inspired blogs! I completely agree with you and I pray every day for God to continue to mold me and shape me into the man HE would have me to be. to be more Like Jesus, in my words and in my deeds! Jesus IS the "WAY". Not just the way to The Father, but also the WAY we are to act, the WAY we are to live and the WAY we are to treat each other! Praise God! Keep blogging! Hallelujah!
    I'm reminded of our Pastor tonight talking about how our lives should reflect Jesus! He mentioned psalm126:1-2..When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream.Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
    And our tongue with singing.Then they said among the "nations", “The LORD has done great things for them.”
    The " nations" he referred to as unbelievers, could SEE the Joy of The Lord in God's people.
    Thanks for sharing! God Bless.
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    1863 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    For a first Blog, you did great. Thank you so much for posting this blog and please continue. You have something to say and you said it well.

    Hugs to you, Sunny


    1865 days ago
  • TEDDYBEARGIRL
    Great message!
    1867 days ago
  • BOBBIENORTHERN1
    Yes, we the body of Jesus are truly on one spirit which is Holy Spirit.

    Awesome to be all of one Spirit the Spirit of LoveHimself.

    You go girl and go get em all with your loving and caring heart.
    1867 days ago
  • NELLIEC
    Yes, the more Jesus shines through everything we do, the better a witness we can be!
    1867 days ago
  • GRIFF2734
    emoticon blog my sister and I praise God with you what a beautiful heart you have for the Lord and I share all of this with you because this is my hearts desire as well. ALL JESUS ALL THE TIME...There is nothing or nowhere I can go without him to spend time with him is truly my treasure. I find myself in excitement as I read his word or just to talk to him and tell him about my day. To refect Jesus WOW!! I love that and thats my prayer to refect him wherever I go. Great first blog I encourage you to write more he has given you a great gift. Much love to you
    1867 days ago

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