God is, and always has been, calling us to something much bigger than ourselves. He calls us to a life following in Jesus’s footsteps. A life of joy, obedience, hope, grace, and so much more.
Whether we believe it or not, God uses our bodies as vessels for his kingdom. We have a purpose far greater than spending our days in a routine. Wake up, go to class or work, go to sleep, repeat… Sound familiar?
In a song by Colton Dixon entitled “Let Them See You,” he talks about the attitude we should have while living our lives as followers of Christ.
“Let them see you in me.
Let them hear you when I speak.
Let them feel you when I sing.
Let them see you in me.”
I often think about this song when reflecting on the way I live. If the people around me don’t see God in me, then what’s the point?
Galatians 2:20 says, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” This verse tells of a simple concept: that Jesus scarified himself so we could live freely in his presence.
When we think about obedience, we usually don’t like it. We want to do what we want to do, when we want to do it. But when we consider the ultimate sacrifice, obedience gets a little easier. And through these actions of obedience, we are able to display the love and grace of Christ through ourselves. Like I mentioned before, we as God’s vessels are alive to do just that!
Psalm 109:26-27 says, “Help me, Lord my God; save me according to your unfailing love. Let them know that it is your hand, that you Lord, have done it.”
This is the perfect prayer to pray before you go asleep at night and when you wake up in the morning. Pray for the actions of yourself to reflect those of a loving Father, a God that loves, provides, cares, protects, and forgives.
The world paints such a distorted view of who God really is. The world sees him as a dictator, someone who puts rules on us to keep us from “having fun” or doing what we want to do.
So, what better way to prove the world wrong than by living a life holy and pleasing to God and showing others that the best way to live is alongside someone who loves us unconditionally?
We are called to live a life that points others in His direction. Remember the chorus of Colton Dixon’s song: “Let them see you in me. Let them hear you when I speak. Let them feel you when I sing. Let them see you in me.” Meditate on these lyrics, memorize them, and let them be a testament to your life! 🙂