Good afternoon! Happy Tuesday to you all! I pray your day is going well. It’s a beautiful day today. Take a moment to give God praise for the little things.
TFTD: Where’s the Evidence?
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
I’ve noticed that people claim to be Christians; they quote scriptures, wear a cross on their neck, and even have a bumper sticker on their car to match, but where is the evidence that they serve Christ? Where is the evidence that they have had an encounter with Christ? When you accept the Lord as your personal Savior and begin living a life that is pleasing to Him, there will be evidence that you have changed. I want each person reading this to really do some self-reflection and ask, “Is there evidence that I am a Christian?”
When you become saved you don’t become perfect, but you should become more sensitive to who you represent that you begin changing. You should make a concentrated effort to study the Word of God and as a result of seeking Christ daily your heart should be pricked to change. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” The problem with many believers today is that they are still trying to keep the old man alive. There are people who profess they are saved, but there is no evidence that they have changed.
Have you been wondering why your family or friends never take you serious when you try to talk to them about Christ? Maybe they turn their nose up at you because there is no evidence that you serve Christ. Have you ever wondered why your co-workers roll their eyes at you when you begin sharing the Word of God with them? Maybe they don’t understand how you can quote a scripture when they don’t see evidence that you serve God.
As believers, we may be the only Bible that people get to see. They may never pick up the book and turn the pages, but they will look for evidence in your life. We have to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and live differently than we did before we were saved. Again, we are not perfect and therefore will continue to be faced with temptations and have to die to old habits daily, however we should be so in-tuned to the Holy Spirit that people can see the evidence.
Where’s the evidence in your life that you are saved? Take time to really examine your personal relationship with Christ.
Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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