Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Are we representing Him?

I heard an analogy today that I think will stay with me forever. The women in our church go to a women's convention. I have never been, but hear great things.

The speaker said, "Imagine your father is rich, he owns a lot of real estate and one especially big building."
You, being his daughter, goes to the building to visit him.

When you get out of your car, you yell at the valet, - You call him a loser, stupid and tell him he stinks at his job.
You are short with the door man and scream at your father's secretary. Everyone can't help but notice how mean you are.
These people have never met your father, the man who owns the building.

Your father is scheduled to come to the building today- what do you think the people think of your father when they haven't met him, but have met you - his Daughter?

We are all His daughters (and sons). When we meet those who have never met with the Lord- how do we act?

I always put on a happy face at church and try to be pleasant to everyone. But they have already met my Father- what about those who have not?
Am I being a witness to them?
Am I giving them a good feeling about meeting my Father or am I scaring them off with my bad attitude?


1 Peter 3:15 ESV
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

Just a thought and my prayer.

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3 comments:

  1. Such an encouraging reminder! Thanks Rachel! :]

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  2. Amen! Thanks for the powerful testament.
    Blessings...

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  3. WOW...this was fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I'm gonna use it with my children during our devotional time.

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