Simply put, this BLOG is all about: LIFE STEWARDSHIP. Below you will find notes from Bible studies that cover basic stewardship principles and how to apply them to our lives.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Bigger Reflection

OK, so the moon really does look bigger than usual.  This is an exaggeration, but I thought it was cool! 

You've probably heard the metaphor of the moon being a reflection of the sun in the same way that Christians are to be a reflection of the Son (of God, Jesus!)  Well, if you haven't, you just did!  Now, with all the excitement about the moon being so close to earth, it truly does appear to be bigger...and there are many photo's all over the web that folks have taken to try to out-do each other.

Wouldn't it be cool if those who call themselves Christians, would try to out-do each other in being a bigger reflection of the Son?!  Yeah, I think so too.  In Acts 11 the followers of Christ were first called 'Christians' because they reflected the lifestyle and acted like 'little Christs'!  How many folks who call themselves Christians today live a lifestyle that would cause those looking on to refer to them as followers of Jesus Christ?  Ouch, that hurt my own toes! 

Point is, do I possess an incredible confidence that God can change lives, as the Sovereign Lord of the Universe?  Do I really believe He is real?  My brother and Pastor friend, John Avant, wrote a book, "If God Were Real: A Journey into a Faith that Matters", where he challenges the reader, if we truly believe that God was real, we'd live more like, well, there's only one word for it, we'd live more like we were Christians. 

As I close this entry, can I ask you a question?  "Does your life reflect to your spouse and family, your very closest friends, that you believe God is real?"  I am challenged to start every day asking myself this question...and then plead with God to help me live such a life.  Take the challenge with me...let's be bigger reflectors of the Son of God!

That's all for now, please check back later for more Redd Ink!  < ) ) ) > <

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