Wednesday, January 18, 2012
You see, my issue is that our lives should reflect Jesus. I think of so many men that I admire, now my list could go on and on so don't be offended or hurt if you or your hubby didn't make the list. It doesn't mean I don't admire them, it's just that I don't have all day to list out everyone I admire.
I'd like to start with Adam Dorband. I only know one other person, personally, who has a life that reflects Christ like Adam's does. He is the best Youth Pastor - EVER (but don't ask him, he won't say that - but he is), he is an outstanding husband, friend, (I'm sure) son, dad. He serves and serves and grows and grows Christ. He is wise with his money, though everyone gives him a hard time about his expensive coffee, I'd just like to say it's Starbucks, it's not that expensive. He is an amazing man. And he has great integrity.
I've been lucky to serve (since I was saved) under 3 awesome Pastors, they are not perfect, but they their lives reflect Jesus. Pastor Jim, Pastors Jeremy, and Pastor Chilly (he is the other one who has a life that reflects Christ like Adam). These men give and give, and serve and serve, like Christ. They are amazing husbands, and their lives reflect Christ's integrity. I could go on and on about all three of these men.
My friend Drew is the husband of my friend Amanda. He is not just funny and wise, he also has great integrity. His life reflects excellence and is a testimony to how he trusts God, and lives in Christ. He loves his wife like Christ loves the church.
Ron, or fruitcake, boy, when I think of the saying 'excellence is honoring to God and a reflection of His character' I think of Ron. He is not loud or boisterous, but he is of strong character and Christ's love. He doesn't talk a big game, he LIVES it.
And three men that are in my life group, Darryl, EJ, Brian, and Mike. Not perfect, but great great men, their lives reflect Christ. Strong work ethic, smart, loving, servant-hearted.
And there is Cecil. Oh, my facebook gets blown up every morning with inspiration from the Word of God. Some might be annoyed by it, but I LOVE it! It's a great way to start my day! I know parts of his story, and Christ changed him! and his life reflects that!
When I tell you about these men, I thought of one word. REFLECTION. God shines on them, and like a mirror they reflect Christ to their families, to the world. Their lives are full of hard work. These men know and live the saying 'Excellence is honoring to God and a reflection of His character'. They depend on God for provision, and they know that hard work pays off, doing the right thing brings success, the right thing being hard work, prayer, living a life integrity. They seize the opportunities that God has placed before them.
And let me also say that their wives - shine because of the reflection of Christ in their husband's lives and because they are loved like Christ loves the church. They are amazing wives, moms, friends, and I am blessed to have them in my life!!
I can't say much about Tim Tebow, and this isn't a debate, write your own blog, I'm just saying that I know a bunch of men who don't worry about a spotlight, but their lives reflect Christ everyday.
Proverbs 27:19 As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.