Does It Show?

In the 1850’s, some people discovered a tremendous amount of gold in a riverbed in Montana.  But because they didn’t have any tools and some members of their team were sick, they realized that they had to go back to town for some supplies and to rest up.  Before they left, they decided to make a pact to not tell anyone where the gold was.  They then went to the city for a couple of weeks.

Early one morning, as they all got up to leave the town and head back to the riverbed, over 50 of the townspeople walked out of town with them.  They began looking at each other and asking “Did you tell them about the gold?”  And each of the men responded, “No!  Did you?”

They finally asked the people why they were coming along, and this is what they had to say, “We knew you found gold by the smiles on your faces.”

Got a question for you to think about?  Do your neighbors know that you’ve found gold?  Can your coworkers tell that you are a Christian just by looking at your face?  Can the people around you see that you have a relationship with God based on the way that you live your life?

It’s like the little girl that was talking to her mother about how big God is.  She asked her mom, “Mommy, my Sunday school teacher told us today how big God is.  Is that true?”  Her mother assured her that, “Yes, God is very big.”

The little girl continued, “And the teacher said that God lived inside of us, is that right too?”  “Yes honey,” her mother responded, “God lives inside of us.”

The girl then asked, “Well is God is so big, and I am so small, and if God lives inside of me, then shouldn’t He show through?”

When people look at your life, do people see a little bit of Jesus shining through when they look at you?

Matthew 5:16 tells us, “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.”

As people look at you, do they see the way you carry yourself, do they see the way you speak, do they see the way you treat others, do they see the way you deal with trials, do they see the way you prioritize your life, do they see the things you do in your free time, do they see the way that you act, and are they able to see all that, and at the same time get a glimpse of God?

In Christ,

Josh

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