Yesterday I was made well aware of how important our witness is. I was thinking about so many things and how at the end of the day, I want to be more like Him.
I've heard it said 'preach the gospel everywhere you go, use words only when necessary'.
Our witness speaks volumes, doesn't it? And I'm not saying we need to be perfect, because if we were perfect we wouldn't need Jesus, and OH HOW WE NEED HIM!!!! But in all things, above all else, in the chaos, in the stress, in the hurt. Love. Let love be your witness.
No saying mean things in a funny way.
No saying mean things.
Speaking love everywhere we go. Especially when its hard.
We are about to leave on the Detroit Mission Trip. I have a big sign that says 'Love is spoken here'. I want that to be remembered.
It says in Eph 4:29:
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
What if everytime someone said something bad about someone (true or not) we didn't stand there, we didn't jump on the band wagon, what if for every negative thing someone said, we said 2 or 3 OR 5 positive things about someone. What if we truly spoke life.
what if we remembered that garbage in will produce garbage out? What if we only built up so that people would stand so tall that we would accidently mistake them for skyscrapers?
What if we lived by the phrase 'love is spoken here' and lived it in words and in actions?