Who are you facing?

Day 19 of the devotional, “Living a Divinely Inspired Life,” found on YouVersion.com, asks a very thought-provoking question.

If someone walked in your shoes for 24 hours, what would they learn about Christ?

What do you think they would learn? I believe as Christians we have a responsibility to live our lives in a manner that draws the people around us to Jesus. I don’t believe that one needs to be a pastor or minister in order to teach others about Christ. No matter where you find yourself you can make a difference in the life of someone else. I encourage you to look around to see who God has placed around you in order to lead them into a closer relationship with God in Jesus.

“As you enlist helpers for your vision, remember that you are also a helper in someone else’s journey.” (YouVersion.com, Living a Divinely Inspired Life, Day 18)

16 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Gather before me seventy men who are recognized as elders and leaders of Israel. Bring them to the Tabernacle[a] to stand there with you. 17 I will come down and talk to you there. I will take some of the Spirit that is upon you, and I will put the Spirit upon them also. They will bear the burden of the people along with you, so you will not have to carry it alone. (Numbers 11:16-17, NLT)

You can only reflect what or who you are facing. I’m convinced more today than ever of the importance to worship and praise Jesus… to look in his direction and face him. When our worship of Jesus becomes our daily focus there will not be time for anything else that would distract us from the purpose for which God has created us.

When we live with mission, focus, and purpose we will take to heart the words of the Apostle Paul, “And you should imitate me as I imitate Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1,NLT).

The real test of spiritual focus is being able to bring your mind and thoughts under control. Is your mind focused on the face of an idol? Is the idol yourself? Is it your work? Is it your idea of what a servant should be, or maybe your experience of salvation and sanctification? (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, February 10).

Who are you facing?

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