Vision Logo Circle
Vision Logo Circle
The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘…They…recognised them as men who had been with Jesus.’ Acts 4:13 NLT

Luann Prater says: ‘I got a company-logo licence plate…now everybody can see who I work for. I was excited and proudtill somebody cut me off in traffic and I realised I can’t react now without considering the impression it’ll leave! If you had to wear "God’s seal on your forehead" (Revelation 9:4) would you be nicer to the store clerk, the grumpy boss, the bratty kid? If the world could see at a glance who you are, would it alter your behaviour?…When you’re filled with the Holy Spirit it’s as evident as having a nameplate saying you belong to Christ…I’ve gotten used to the nameplate now…I think before I react…consider the consequences…It no longer makes me anxious…afraid I’ll discredit my company. Now people see me coming and wave…Who’s reading your nameplate? Can they tell you’ve "been with Jesus?"’ Jesus laid it out clearly: ‘This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples.’ (John 15:8 NIV) If somebody were to videotape your life, would it show you’re a loving husband or wife, a good parent, a conscientious worker and a joy to be around? Author Lysa TerKeurst says: ‘Let’s just be honest, it’s tough being a sold out soul for Christ stuck in a flesh-filled body…I must allow…His teaching to seep into my heart and mind…ask Him to interrupt my natural flesh response with truths He taught me…So if my husband forgets to do something, or my kids punch my buttons, or somebody cuts me off in traffic…causing my flesh to rear up…I can say, "Not my will God, but yours be done."’

SoulFood: Josh 1, Ps 27:11-14, 2 Tim 2:1-13, 1 Cor 16:1

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