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Move Me

12 December, 2016

But none of these move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. -Acts 20:24

 

In the game "Paint Me a Portrait", people move and act out a scene till the game master says, "Stop". Observing the people frozen in a scene, the rest of the crowd are supposed to guess what story or theme or plot they are depicting. Often the 'actors' are frozen in funny and weird expressions which make the game even more fun. Sometimes it's near impossible to guess especially when the actors have something else in mind, or when there's confusion understanding the theme. The crowd may give up when the actors' portrayal is far from the main idea or theme.
 

In real life, what do we portray? Are people confused with our lifestyle or can they immediately tell we belong to Christ?  Of course we aren't actors on a stage but every move we make 'say something' to others. We are a reflection of our God. The followers of Jesus were first called Christians in a predominantly pagan society in Antioch in A. D. 44. They were deemed as a peculiar group of people who acted differently and were neither Jews nor pagans. Initially a derogatory term, "Christians" stood out not just because of their different beliefs but mainly because of their unique lifestyle.  They acted "like Christ". 
 


The Holy Spirit inside of us helps us to 'move with Him.' He helps us to fulfill what the Lord has purposed for us to do and to finish the race he has set for us to run. Everyday is an opportunity to testify of our gracious God. The expressions on our faces, the smiles we carry, how we reach out to others and respond to criticism or pain, define who we are in the world's eyes. "How we love one another," as Jesus said, is how the world will know we belong to Him.

 

Our lives may be the only 'bible' other people will ever read. 

 

 


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Written by
Chuck Filamor

Chuck Filamor is a travel enthusiast, children's storybook writer & teller, an artist and a daughter . . . .

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