Saturday, September 11, 2010

Who Is Your Author?

Here's a great quote, "What kind of world would this world be if everybody were just like you? Your life is a book that is telling the world about its author... who is your Author, your own flesh or the Lord?"

We all think that "We are right." Sometimes we will even argue that point with our friends. There is nothing wrong with being right. But in a world where faithfulness, loyalty, character and integrity are fading, we should examine ourselves on a personal level. In regard to the partaking of the Lord's Supper, Paul told us as believers to "...examine himself..." in 1 Corinthians 11:28. Check your heart. Check your heart and see if what is in there reminds you of Christ Jesus. We are examples of Christ to those who walk on this earth. Our lives tell a story about WHO our Author is in us and through us. It's the Author of the Book that we need to get into. Read the Book and don't wait for the movie!

Think about it all in perspective. Bad character will always snuff out your zeal and desire for the things of God. The examples that we present will either encourage others or deter others away from the the example of Christ in our lives. 1 Corinthians 15:33-34 says, "Do not be deceived: evil company corrupts good habits. Awake to righteousness, do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame."

Our lives truly speak. I'm not saying we have to be perfect. Sure, we all make mistakes, but we should be quick to "get it right" when we do mess up. We need to remember that we will give an account one day. So many believers tend to "drift" in their relationship with the Lord. Let me encourage you, set your anchor sure. Don't drift away from the shore. It's harder to swim back the further you are away. Set the example in your life daily so that you can boldly proclaim as Paul did, "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ." (1 Corinthians 11:1). That is a testimony to daily reach for in our lives. Amen.