And “whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father” Col 3:17 NASB
Today, I encourage to show the Excellency of Christ in your walk, work and words. Let all three be shining examples of you and your Christian walk. I believe it is a 100% chance you won’t get everything right today. Do not let that or the naysayers discourage you. I want to encourage you to continue on in your effort. You will become the Christian man, woman or child He intended you to be. Please know that even though you might stumble, you are stumbling in the right direction–the direction of the cross.
Your walk: Simply act like the Christian you profess to be. Help your Christian brother or sister with their walk and let them help you. If the guy in the cubicle is “your type” but you’re married…check yourself. If not, someone is looking at your behavior and will judge Christians as being like unbelievers. He’s not your man, be happy with what you have at home. (Obviously this applies to men looking at women also)
Your work: Let the boss, co-workers and subordinates see that you are dependable and you have integrity. Don’t involve yourself in the things you know are wrong. If you are entitled to a 15-minute break…take it. Don’t take 16 minutes. Everyone is watching you and how you work. You’re getting paid to work at XYZ Company. I think it’s great to read the Word. However, you’re getting paid for a job and you need to accomplish it to the best of your ability. If possible, have it finished before the deadline. When the boss sees your consistent and excellent behavior, she will keep you in mind for promotions, bonuses, etc. Your co-workers and subordinates will look at you as the “go to” person. The Christian, in my opinion, should be the hardest working person in the office. You’re doing your work to the glory of God.
Your words: Be kind with your words today. Speak love. Say hello to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while. Go outside your comfort zone and speak to someone not in your circle of influence. In fact, when you get on the elevator today…say, “Hello everyone. This is a great day. I hope you have a wonderful day. May God Almighty bless you.” Obviously you don’t have to use those exact words but shock them. Who knows, your smile and kind words may be the thing to “make “someone’s day. Did you know you can speak scriptures to people without beating them in the head with the bible? An unbeliever doesn’t know all the “churchy” (not really a word but you get the point) jargon we say in church. Simply talk to them about God and His goodness. Everyone wants love. Love will draw them in. “
We must remember that we are Christ’s Ambassadors. My wife and I have a sign that we’re putting above our front door. It will be the last thing we see it as we leave our home. The sign states, “You’re now entering your mission field.” What we do is in honor of Him. You can do that right where you are. That’s your mission field. After all, it’s not just the Preacher who needs to talk and show Christ…it’s your responsibility also. Speak and live like Christ.
P.S. Did you notice that I started this article off with “Today?” I did that to encourage you not to start your Christian walk tomorrow. Today is your day.
Let me know your thoughts.