Someday the government might outlaw Christianity. The Book of Revelations in the Bible talks about the problems for us in the future. If it became illegal to be a Christian tomorrow, would the authorities find enough evidence to convict you of being a follower of Christ? If an official followed you around from Monday through Saturday, would they see any evidence of Jesus in your life? Do they see Christ in me?
In Our Homes
Do we see signs of Christ in our homes? Look around. We might have framed Bible verses hanging on our walls. Do you see Christian books scattered across a table? A well worn Bible might sit on the nightstand by our beds. As the family sits down for dinner, do we bow our heads to pray for the food? The television shows we watch might also give clues to our relationship with Jesus or not. Do they see Christ in me?
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Do our social media accounts talk more about politics and funny memes than it does about our faith? Imagine if all of us used our social media accounts to share some of the good news of the Gospel, what a difference we could make in our society. Instead, these electronic places are filled with anger and frustrations. We can be the light of God that overcomes the darkness in these domains. Do they see Christ in me?
They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.Titus 1:16 (NIV)
In Our Workplaces
I know that many workplaces frown upon sharing the Gospel, but does anyone even know we are a Christian in our offices? What would an investigator find in our cubicles? If they spoke to our coworkers, would they say they witnessed anything about our faith? Like our homes, we might tack a Scripture on a corkboard or post a sticky note on our computers. Is Christ present in our workspaces? Do they see Christ in me?
How we react in stressful situations at work can also say a lot about our faith. If we often fly off the handle, curse, scream, and insult others when mistakes happen, then others are not seeing Christ in us. Our attitudes and demeanor can reflect God without a word uttered about our faith. The peace of Christ permeates our souls and fills us. Do they see Christ in me?
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.1 John 4:15 (NIV)
In our Cars
Okay, I almost skipped this section because it hits close to home for me. But, can an informant find Christ in us as we drive in rush hour traffic? Do we allow others to go ahead of us, or do we try to cut them off because we are in a hurry? Does our language betray our faith as we drive? If someone watched me as I drove to discover if I were a Christ, they would probably say I am not one. Is Christ found in our cars? Do they see Christ in me?
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What do our bumper stickers tell the world about our faith? Is there any evidence to convict us on our cars?
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.1 Timothy 6:12 (NIV)
I designed this post with lots of questions to help us think about how we display Christ in our lives. Being a Christian is much more than going to church on Sunday. We are called to be His light and His salt to the world every day. Our daily living should illuminate Him to those around us. We can share Christ without using words because everyone watches a Christian’s life. I want to be able to proclaim that I can be found guilty of living as a Christian.
But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.Luke 21:36 (NASB)
One way the Bible shows us how to live a Godly life is through the Fruits of the Spirits founds in Galatians. When we live these out, the world sees Christ in us.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
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29 thoughts on “Do They See Christ in Me?”
I pray I will show God’s love and grace in every moment. 🙂
Amen. Thanks Melissa and God bless.
This article has blessed my heart and reminded me of the ideal life a Christian should portray.
Thanks for visiting and commenting. God bless.
This is an awesome article!
Thanks Julie. God bless.
Awesome, Yvonne! I’ve been thinking of this exact thing lately – how am I modeling Christ in the world? Thank you for a powerful and convicting message.
You are welcome Jessica. I appreciate your comments. Thanks and God bless.
Funny. I was already thinking about all the places and settings where I might be known as a follower of Christ after reading your 1st paragraph! Great list and questions here, Yvonne. I think for me the place where I can stand the most improvement is in the locker room with my hockey team. I show Christ, but I don’t necessarily speak Christ. I clam up sometimes when I should speak up. Thank you for this challenge.
I think we all clam up at times, although I can’t picture you not sharing everywhere you go. What position do you play on the hockey team, it is my second favorite sport. I grew up in Canada. Thanks and God bless.
It is hard to think about but with God’s help we can do better. Keep trying and you are not along. Thanks Lisa and God bless.
In our cars…today I wanted to react in an ungodly way. Keeping alert–always important. Thanks and God bless!
Good for you Nancy. In the car can be a trouble spot for me but I am working on it. Our lives are His witness 24/7. Thanks and God bless.
These are great questions, Yvonne! Now, to go back and see which ones I really didn’t want to answer.
LOL. I understand completely. I had the same feeling as I wrote them down. We can so easily slip into the patterns of the world and before you know it we no longer look/act like Christ. Thanks and God bless.
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I felt the same way as I wrote it, stepping all over my toes. So many times we are Christians only on Sunday and secular the rest of the week. I pray God gives us His strength to be bold for Him every day. Thanks Ava and God bless.
So very convicting! I will have to think about what areas of my life people would not see evidence for my faith. That is a difficult thing to admit, but a great way to ensure we’re living for Christ every way possible!
We need to learn to be aware of our behaviors all the time but especially when our in the world. Thanks Emily and God bless.
Powerful post, Yvonne! The seriousness of our faith takes on a new perspective when we imagine our faith becoming illegal in the future. I pray to reflect Christ in all areas of my life. I know that I need to be more bold in some places. Lord Jesus, help me live fully for you wherever I may go.
I pray for all of us to get bolder with sharing our faith. We have allowed the world to distract us from our true purpose. Those dying in sin need us to shine the light of Christ to show them safely to shore. Thanks Melissa and God bless.
Oh Yvonne, I join you in this prayer with all my heart.
Great post, Yvonne! You asked all the right question about all the possible situations where we might be demonstrating our lack of faith. An interaction with a Christian out in the world should be the highlight of the day for anyone we meet. We have Christ in us. Consider if you ran into Christ. How would that impact your life? Christ is IN us and we are IN Christ, so let’s make that interaction the best part of their day!
So well put Melinda. Christ is in each of us so we can share Him. And not just on Sundays. Thanks and God bless.
Great reflective questions, Yvonne! I never thought I’d ever want to be found guilty of anything. But this? YES! Thank you for this wonderful post!
Thanks Karen. It gave me a very different perspective on being found guilty for Christ. Christ, even though innocent, took my guilt to the cross. Now, I gladly take being found guilty of living a Christian walk. God bless.
Great post with some great questions. I pray that my actions always reflect God and my faith. Thanks for the points to reflect on.
You are very welcome S. A. May God guide and direct you daily. Thanks for visiting and commenting.