Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"What's the impression we give?"

I was reading the scriptures and I had noticed something interesting when Peter had followed Jesus after they took him from the garden how someone said he (Peter) was with him because of the way he spoke, and again in the Book of Acts; Peter and John was taken notice of by the Sadducees by their boldness and how they had been with Jesus.

The same is said about the people one deals with every single day. We all have heard the sayings of 'birds of a feather' and 'lay down with dogs you'll come up with fleas'. These sayings are depicting the types of persons one has relationships with and the characterization are the means by which people identify you.

So, it should come as no surprise when you say one thing about how close you are with the Lord and everything about which people see and hear come from your mouth is how close you are with the other fella...you know the devil. This happens when you are merely a passer-by and not a resident of the Word of God.

Let's strive to become permanent residences of the Kingdom and take on the recognizable signs of being a part of that Kingdom.


Anonymous said...

This is awesome. The scripture says that we are living epistles read by men (2 Cor 3:2), so regardless of what we say, people are watching what we do. Thats why we can't believe what comes out of someone's mouth if they're living is not in line with what they say (2 Tim 3:5). We must be careful to align ourselves with those that realy living for God and can keep us encouraged spirtually and offer that support that we need in this walk w/ Christ.

Z said...

thanks for the reminder.....