“Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences” (2 Corinthians 5:11).
When Harland Sanders began his Kentucky Fried Chicken business, he had little money and no assets for advertising. So he grew a little beard, got a white suit, and as a Kentucky Colonel he became a walking advertisement for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
As Christians each one of us is a walking advertisement for our Christian faith. We would prefer not to be that, but it is unavoidable. So Paul wrote to the Colossians, “Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience” (Colossians 3:12). Each of us influences many people and the funny thing is—we scarcely realize it. Live what you believe and perhaps other will catch on. It’s certainly worth a try.
Action focus: Pray about ways that you can live what you believe in several concrete ways.