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How will they know…

"Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did."   1 John 2:6

 

I've had people ask me all the time, "How will they know that I am a Christ follower?"  When God changes our lives and makes us new creations in Jesus, we may wonder what the best way to communicate that life change would be.  Sure, we can use words.  However, the best way to communicate life change that God brings through Jesus is with action.  1 John 2:6 says, "Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did."  1 John 3:18 goes on to say, "Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and truth."  Those words "live" and "love" are action verbs.  If we want others to know the truth about God and His love, His forgiveness, and His grace and mercy, we need to do more than just say it; we need to show it!  As Christ followers, we should LIVE the life change that God has brought us out loud!  We should LOVE others the way Jesus LOVED others.  LIVE and LOVE are actions, not just words.  Today the challenge for us is simple: Will we LIVE and LOVE actively so that others will know that we are Christ followers???

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