LET WORLD SEE JESUS IN YOU Monday, 10 August 2015
“The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.” John 12:21
The heart cry of God for us is for every believer to have a life that is pleasing to Him. He wants us to live a life that will bring Glory and honour to Him. A life that God looks at and He is proud. He is expecting that we represent Him properly on planet earth. That is why 2 Corinthians 5:20 declares that we are ambassadors for Christ. So child of God, examine yourself, are you a representative of God?
In our text above, some people came to the disciples and said “We want to see Jesus”. In other words they were saying, “don’t just preach him to us, we want to see evidence. We want a walking Jesus, “we just don’t want to hear about Him. People want to see Jesus in us all. God’s desire is that we live as examples and representatives here on earth because no one has been to heaven at any time. It is Him who came from heaven who had revealed Him to us and the only way in which people can see heaven or its manifestations is through us. His children, those who profess that they are believers. God wants us to reveal what heaven is like to the rest of the world.
When we live as God’s representatives, then we are living to please God. Some people think giving their lives will please God. Some think living a life of holiness, while some think total commitment to the things of the spirit in service and good deeds will please Him. All these are important but what will please God most is when we live for Him. When you and I (Believers) live our lives as heaven’s ambassador it is pleasing to Him. It is walking after the dictates and commandments of God and being an extension of the kingdom that really please God. So the question is are you? Can they see Jesus in your actions, behaviour, life-style, character, finance or relationship with one another? Can we see Jesus in you? May your world see Jesus in you today.
Further reading: Luke 8:35; 17:22, John 6:30 Daily Bible reading: Morning-Psalms 79-80, Evening-Romans 11:1-18