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Mustard Seed Faith Harvest

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We talked about Luke 17:6 yesterday, today I want to dig into it a little more, if I may.

So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

God refers to faith as a mustard seed.

As with all seeds, they must be planted to grow.  How then do we plant the seed of faith?

According to this scripture we plant it by saying or speaking.

Whatever you are believing God for will not manifest until you begin to speak it.  That’s how we plant the seed of faith.  Then we water it daily with the word of God and God will cause it to grow and produce whatever we send it for.

Did you know that mustard is one plant you cannot cross-pollinate?  You cannot change it.  It will be mustard regardless of what you do to try to alter it.  It remains mustard.

Therefore, we see in this scripture exactly what Jesus is saying.

If you have faith that will not change under any circumstance, you can plant it by speaking it.  As you plant it and continue to speak it, it will continue to grow, until it produces the harvest you are speaking.

Faith is not a fly by night thing, it is a way of life, or it should be.  You cannot speak it one time and expect it to come to pass.  It must become a part of you.  Nor can you declare it in the morning and then dig it up in the afternoon by saying it isn’t working.

The word of God IS the will of God for your life, however it won’t happen automatically.  The word of God must be planted and come to abide inside us to create the image or the promise we want to lay hold of.

Brother Norvel Hayes used to say to me, “If you can see it, you can have it.”

I took him at his word knowing this promise is backed up by the word of God.  I knew if I could get that word or promise inside of me until I could see it with my spiritual eyes, it was mine.

It worked every single time I applied it.

I began by declaring and decreeing His word and promises over my life.  I planted that seed of faith and continued to water it with the word of God.  It grew and produced exactly what it was sent for, just as God promises.

God’s word does not lie.  It does what it says it will every single time.  It’s up to us to apply it.  We must stand firm on it, regardless of circumstances.  When we do that, we will see the fruit of His word manifest in our lives.  It is, after all, the harvest of mustard seed faith.

 

 

Meditate on this:
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.  Hebrews 11:6

 

 

 

 

Mustard Seed Faith

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Over the weekend, I was reflecting on a familiar scripture found in Luke 17:6.

So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

As I read over it and meditated on it for a few days, I saw it differently.  I love that about the word of God.  It is alive and full of power.

I again read the scripture in Luke, but it came to me like this;

If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree.

In other words, if I have faith that healing was paid for at the cross, I would say, “By His stripes I am healed.”  I wouldn’t say, “I hope I get healed, or I hope I don’t get this virus.”  No, IF I had faith, my words will declare what I have faith in.

If I believe God is going to restore our nation and turn it back to Him, I wouldn’t say things like;

“Our nation is failing.”

“We will never go back to a good life again.”

“This is the new normal.”

Whatever I truly have faith in, is coming out of my mouth.  It is out of the abundance of the heart that our mouths speak.  The Bible says so.

What is coming out of your mouth?

If I am speaking fear and dread, that shows where my faith is.  However, if I am speaking hope and what God says, it is evident my faith remains in Him.

Now, let’s look at the rest of the scripture.

“and it would obey you.”

Take a moment and think about this amazing promise from God’s word.

If we have the faith to speak to the problem and in faith, declare God’s word over it, it will obey us.

Isn’t that awesome!  We can speak to the situation and it must obey us.

It is time we stop complaining about what is going on around us and speak to it!  Speak with the God kind of faith in our heart.  And expect it to obey us, because that is the promise of God.

Two things I want you to remember from this writing.

  1. If you have faith – you will speak to the mountain.
  2. When you speak to it in faith – it will obey

Now, take that faith as a grain of mustard seed and speak to your mountain.  It will hear and obey.

 

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And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.  Matthew 21:22

 

 

Sowing Deliberate Seeds

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To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to gain, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. Eccl. 3

Today I thought of this scripture, and of a word I once ready by Marsha Burns.

In a vision I saw a man pluck a piece of ripe fruit from a tree.  He ate the fruit and planted the seeds that would grow other trees.  And I heard the Lord say, “You will not only reap at this time, but you will also sow seeds that will produce a long-term, significant harvest that will last for years.  Be thoughtful and deliberate in your planting.”  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS

I love this word!  Although it doesn’t appear so, I believe with all my heart we are in a time of harvest.  A time of reaping.  During times of reaping, we must remember to keep sowing.  Keep planting.  As this word says, be deliberate in our sowing.

Deliberate is defined in the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary as; To weigh in the mind; to consider and examine the reasons for and against a measure; to estimate the weight or force of arguments, or the probable consequences of a measure, in order to a choice or decision; to pause and consider.

2 Corinthians 9:7 say; So, let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

We will sow seeds that will produce long-term, significant harvest, that will last for years.

Proverbs 11:25 says; The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.

Luke 6:38 says; Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you

Most of us know this truth – as we give it will be given unto us.  That truth alone is great news.  Add to that this word from God, and the news only gets better.  Our seeds in this season will cause a long-term, significant harvest that will last for years!  I don’t know about you but that brings me great joy!

It was in the time of famine that Isaac reaped a hundred-fold.  It was in preparing for famine that Joseph was empowered to lay up provision.  We are literally sowing into our future.  Praise God and thank You Jesus!

I believe we have entered into a time of 2 Corinthians 9:8, which says; And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

When you give, don’t just throw your seed into the ground…sow deliberate seeds.  And do so knowing, you are sowing a seed that will produce a long-term significant harvest that will last for a lifetime.

 

Meditate on this:

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.  Proverbs 13:4

Shut-In

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“and the Lord shut him in.”

These words came to mind this morning as I was meditating on the word.

They come from Genesis 7:16.   They refer to Noah and the ark.  The animals had been ushered onto the ark.  Noah and his family settled in as God commanded and the word of God says, “and the Lord shut him in.”

Noah didn’t shut the door.  The rain didn’t cause it to close, no, the Lord shut him in.

Noah and his family were God’s covenant people.  God warned Noah what was coming upon the earth.  Noah obeyed God and prepared, ultimately his family was saved from the flood that destroyed everything in the earth.

In digging deeper into this scripture, I found some thought-provoking definitions of the word shut.

The Strong’s Concordance defines it as; to close up, to deliver, to be closely joined with and to surrender.

Isn’t that interesting?

God closed Noah AND his family into a place of safety.  He delivered them.  Yet, first Noah had to surrender everything he knew (remember, it had never rained on the earth) to God and follow only what God said.  As crazy as it seemed, he obeyed God and his entire family was delivered.

Noah was shut in, nothing going on in the world could touch him, it couldn’t even come near him.

God is the same God, yesterday, today and forever.  If He delivered his people then, He will do it again today.  He will shut us in once again, if we allow Him to.

God said to Noah, “come into the ark”, I believe God is saying the same thing to us today.

Jesus is our ark, He is our safe place.  In Him, we live and breath and have our being.  In Him alone we can have perfect peace.

I love Philippians 4:7.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

There is a peace in God that goes far beyond anything we can understand.  It is HIS peace.  That is what He wraps us in, if we allow Him to.  That is also where we need to be shut into, His place of perfect peace.

Peace cannot be found in the world today, nor in the news media.  Peace can only be found in Christ.  In Him and His word.  God promises us that He will keep us in perfect peace as our mind is stayed upon Him.  Allow God today to shut you into His peace, by keeping your mind and thoughts upon Him and His word.  Shut out the world and allow God to shut you in today, into Him and His faithful promises.  In there, you will find peace.

 

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Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.  2 Thessalonians 3:16

Remembering His Words

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The first two weeks of July have been filled with God reminding me of all He said at the beginning of this year.

One thing that He spoke to me about early in 2020 was rest on every side.  He led me to the scripture in 1 Kings 5:4.

But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor evil occurrence.

The Amplified Bible says it like this.

But now that the Lord my God has given me rest [from war] on every side, there is neither adversary nor misfortune [confronting me].

This does NOT seem to be the year I have experienced thus far, how about you?

However, God said it and it will be so.  He has promised us rest on every side, with no adversary or evil occurrence.  Not one Word of God has ever failed to come to pass.  This will not be the first to fail.

God knew exactly what was coming when He spoke at the beginning of this year.  He did not move off this word when the virus hit.  Nor did He move when the protests and riots began.  Those things may have moved us but they certainly didn’t move Him.

So, whose report will we believe?  The report of the Lord?  The report of media?  The report of naysayers or those who continue to declare God’s word?  I will believe and stand firm on the report of the Lord.

These past few months have been difficult.  I am so thankful God is now reminding us of what HE said about 2020.

As I pondered this today, I remembered a teaching I once wrote.  It was about peace.  Some peace only comes after war.

This is true.

God did say He would give us rest on every side, peace on every side.  However, He did not say it would come easily.

Hebrews 4:11 says, “Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

We see from this scripture we must labor or war to enter into God’s rest.  We also see that the only thing that can keep us out of His rest is unbelief.

Unbelief in what?  In what God has said.

He said He was taking us to a place of rest on every side.  Can we, will we, believe what He has said?

Friends, I am reminding you today of what God said months ago.  He has not changed His mind.  Will you remember His words and labor to enter into His promise?

I recently heard a minister say, “we must press forward until God says rest.”  I believe that is where we are today.  We must continue to move forward, laboring to enter that promised rest, until He says “rest”.  Then we will know we have arrived at our destination.

Begin today to decree, “God has given me rest on every side, there is no adversary nor evil occurrence confronting me, I live and abide in the rest of God from this day forth.”

 

Meditate on this:

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  2 Corinthians 4:16

 

 

 

It’s Up to You!

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I shared a scripture with you last week from Genesis 27:40. I have continued to meditate on this scripture and look it up in different translations. I found one that was interesting that I had to share. It is from the Amplified Bible.

But you shall live by your sword, and serve your brother; However, it shall come to pass when you break loose, from your anger and hatred, that you will tear his yoke off your neck, and you will be free of him. Genesis 27:40 AMP

This one stopped me in my tracks.

Breaking free from the bondages of things and people has more to do with you or me than with them.

The scripture says we will have breakthrough when we are free from OUR anger and hate. Only when we deal with these heart issues will we truly be free of whatever and whomever seems to hold us in bondage.

I realize people do things to us that we often find unforgivable. Yet, we must realize this important truth. Forgiving them is for us more than for them. Yes, it is important to forgive them and release them. But, it is also the ONLY way we will be free of the pain and hurt they have caused us. It is OUR anger that is keeping THEIR yoke around our neck.

Think about that for a moment. It is OUR anger that is keeping THEIR yoke of bondage around our neck. Only we can set us free.

I have never seen more anger in our world than I see right now. The saddest part to me is many of those who are displaying anger are born-again, spirit-filled believers. I simply cannot understand that.

If God lives in us, how can we choose to keep the anger and hatred? The two cannot dwell together. Light and darkness cannot mix.

So, what’s happening?

What I believe happening is we are being pressed. What is deep within is coming out as we go through this time of pressing.

For me personally, I have had to deal with quite a few heart issues during the past few months. As I have been pressed, some of the things coming out of me have not been pleasant. Nor have they been fun to deal with. Yet, that only tells me I still have things in my heart that need change. I thank God for the press. It is the only way I know what is within my heart.

Matthew 15:18-19 in the Passion Translation teaches us; But what comes out of your mouth reveals the core of your heart. Words can pollute, not food. You will find living within an impure heart evil ideas, murderous thoughts, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, lies, and slander. That’s what pollutes a person. Eating with un-washed hands doesn’t defile anyone.

It is the core of our heart that we must make sure remains pure and undefiled before God. Proverbs 4:23 says, Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

How we react to circumstances, the words that come out of our mouth, anger or unforgiveness, it is all a heart issue. We must guard our heart. Be diligent to keep all anger, hate and offense out of our heart. If not, we will remain in bondage. For only we can set us free. Our freedom is entirely up to us. Today, it is my prayer, we all go free.

Meditate on this:
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5

Product of Environment

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If I have heard it once, I have heard it a hundred times this week.

“You are a product of your environment.”

“You become like who you hang around.”

Over and over again, I heard a statement to this effect. It is truth. We do become like who we hang around.

Years ago, someone shared something with me that has stuck with me.

Imagine, you are at a place with a stage a few feet above the rest of the floor. One person is standing on the stage, the other is on the floor beneath them. Which is easier? Could the person ON the stage pull the one below UP to their level easier? Or could the one BELOW pull the other one DOWN to their level easier?

The one beneath could pull the one down much easier.

I am watching this very thing happen consistently lately. I don’t know why, but it is happening to many around me.

People who are spending time with negative people, are becoming more like them. People who are spending time with complaining people, are picking up their habits. People who would not normally act like the one they are hanging around, are suddenly mimicking them.

2 Corinthians 6:14 teaches us; Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

We use this scripture for marriage or male/ female relationships. But it doesn’t only apply to those relationships. It should be a guide in our life.

I cannot afford to hang around people who are constantly talking about sickness, anger, complaining and all those other things that displease God. I must, instead, make a point of being around people who have their heart firmly set on God and His word. That’s what I want to talk about. That’s what I want to hear. Not all this other stuff that does NOT line up with God’s word.

There may be negative things happening in our world but they should not have our full attention. GOD ALONE should have our focus.

If we keep our mind stayed upon God, He promises us peace. If we keep our mind on the media, I can promise you, there will be no peace.

Please do not spend your hours with people who are constantly talking negative. Please remove yourself from people who complain all the time.

I realize there may be times you must be around those type people, if so, make sure you spend at least equal time with God and His word. Keep yourself built up in Him.

I was in a position like that just last week. I was around people talking about things I would prefer to not hear. As soon as they left, I turned on worship music and changed the atmosphere. Why? Because we ARE a product of our environment.

I knew that truth, but I also knew that I could change that environment. I must change the environment and keep an atmosphere that is conducive to God working in my life.

I don’t who or what you have been around and listening to lately. If it is not God and His word, change it now. Don’t fill your heart and mind with negative stuff. Fill your life with God and watch Him keep you in perfect peace.

Be very careful who and what you are around, we are a product of our environment.

Meditate on this:
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Awake to righteousness.
1 Corinthians 15:33-34

Where are the Joshuas and Calebs?

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This question was voiced by a friend recently.  “Where are the Joshuas and Calebs?  Where are those who believe we can take this land?”

We are all familiar with the story.   It is found in Numbers 13.

Twelve spies were sent to explore the land God had given them, “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and large. We saw giants there.”  (Numbers 13:27–28)

This report from ten of the twelve spies caused the people great fear, doesn’t that sound familiar?

But Joshua and Caleb had a different perspective.  Unlike the other ten, they had a God point of view.

We see this in scripture, “Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ‘We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.’”

When the people complained that they could not go up to conquer the land, both Caleb and Joshua responded strongly.  The Bible says they tore their clothes and said, “The land we explored is really good land.  If the Lord is happy with us, He will lead us to possess the land.  This land flows with milk and honey and God has given it to us.  Trust God.  The Lord is not with them, He IS with us, we will possess the land. Do not fear, its ours, let’s take it.” (my paraphrase from Numbers 14:6-9.

As we know, the ten won the argument and the children of Israel did not possess their land.  Not all of them at least.  Joshua and Caleb did possess their land, just as God said.  However, because the other ten were in fear and convinced the people to fear, they had to wait on their inheritance.  The ten and all who sided with them, died in the wilderness, never seeing their inheritance.

Let’s not relive this scenario.

At the beginning of the year, you may recall, God was talking to us about inheritance.  God wasn’t confused.  Nor was He unaware of what the future held.  He said we could lay hold of our inheritance in Him, period.

Just like the children of Israel, God is leading us to our promises.  Today, we are on that very  journey, facing giants, just like the children of Israel.

The giants are a virus, riots, racism, fear, and the attempt of many elected official to remove our rights and freedoms.  We are at a crossroad, my friend.  Just like Joshua and Caleb.

Will we bow to the fear and cower away, saying this IS the new normal?  Or will we get God’s perspective and press forward, knowing He is with us?

I don’t know about you, but I have been pushed far enough.  Genesis 27:40 says, “And it shall come to pass, when you become restless, that you shall break his yoke from your neck.”

God has given us this land.  We are well able to take it.  However, we won’t take it if we just sit back and pray.  Prayer is powerful – but we must put action to our prayers.  We must defeat every giant and we must do it now.

If you don’t agree with what is happening in our world, call your city and county officials.  Call your state officials.  Confront the giants in your land.  It’s YOUR land, God has given it to you. (Joshua 1:3)

Don’t sit by and watch your inheritance slip away.  You have the power and authority to walk in every promise God has given you.  Nothing can change that but you.  Refuse to fear.  Refuse to agree with the naysayers.  Stand firm on God’s word and do something.

We have authority in our cities.  In our states and in our nation.  God-given authority.  It is time we use it and go in and possess our land.  Where are the Joshuas and Calebs?  Are you one of them?  Another thing my friend said is this, “ten kept them out of their promise but TWO could have taken them in.”

Ten kept them out – BUT TWO CAN TAKE THEM IN – the Bible says where two agree as touching anything, it will be done by our Father in heaven.  (Matthew 18:19)

Two can take us in to our inheritance, will you be one of those?  Will you be a Joshua, or a Caleb?

 

 

Meditate on this:

Take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess.  Numbers 33:53

PS
I felt led to attach the prophetic word released yesterday by Jeremiah Johnson. And just moments after we read this word, we received notice of a new song released by Judy Jacobs that is a confirmation of the the prophetic word. And yet again as we are preparing this motivation to go out for tomorrow, Johnny Enlow just released a word that goes along with the motivation above. Friends, God is speaking!
Jeremiah Johnson Word 7.8.20 (Lady Liberty)
HEAR THE ROAR
Johnny Enlow Word 7.9.20

Using our God-Given Weapons

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He prepares me for battle; he strengthens me to draw a bow of bronze. Psalm 18:34

In the past few days I have thought about a story a friend once told me about the Winchester Rifle, and when it was first invented.

She shared with me how, the military had the rifles and used them to slaughter many Indians. At the time, the Indians were still fighting with bows, arrows and tomahawks. The Indians decided that they would get some rifles, so they hijacked a train and got a whole train load of rifles.

Now they had the same weapons the military had – just one problem. They had no idea how to use them.

The next battle between the Indians and the military again ended with many slaughtered Indians. Although they now had a weapon as powerful as their enemy – they had no knowledge of how to use them – therefore they remained defeated.

This story caused me to think about the weapons we have been given. The Bible calls them mighty weapons – weapons that are able to defeat every enemy, every time.

Many Christians are remaining in a place of defeat for one simple reason. They either don’t use their weapons, or they don’t know how to use them.
Our nation is in turmoil because we either don’t know how to use our weapons OR we are failing to use them.

The Bible says are weapons are mighty! They even pull down every stronghold. This means our weapons can defeat every enemy.

What are our weapons?

The Word of God is a powerful weapon.

The Bible says there is great power in the word of God. It also says the Word of God will not return void, therefore wherever you send it, it will prosper.

The Name of Jesus is a powerful weapon – demons bow to that name.

Prayer is a powerful weapon.

The Bible says the fervent prayers of a righteous man makes great power available.

The Prayer of Agreement is a weapon, the Bible says where two agree, it is done.

Our mouth is a weapon. The words of our mouth produce life or death, blessing or cursing. We use our words to create, just as God did.

We speak forth the Word of God and darkness has to flee. We tell the devil to go and he must obey.

2 Corinthians 10:4 says in the Message Bible: We use God’s mighty weapons, not mere worldly weapons, to knock down the Devil’s strongholds.

No, our weapons are not worldly – but they are mighty. And they are to be used to defeat every enemy in our lives. But to do that, we must know how to use them.
The Bible gives us full instructions on how to use these weapons. We only need to study and begin to practice using those weapons.

Psalm 18:34 tells us that God will teach us to battle. If you seek His face, He will teach you to wage war against your enemy – but you must seek Him.

Remember in the Old Testament, King David always sought God for strategies before every single battle. He didn’t assume that the same strategy that worked last time would work the next time. No, he sought God for each battle. And God gave Him specific instructions every time. God is no respecter of persons – He will do the same for you.

You may find yourself in a battle today – the good news is you have all the weapons you need to win! The better news is God will show you what weapons to use and how to use them, if you ask.

Your weapons are more powerful than anything the enemy can bring against you – you have God’s word on that. Don’t be like the Indians of that time, weapons in hand and still defeated. Gain knowledge and understanding of your weapons and then use them.

Your God-given weapons are enough to bring victory every time….use them.

Meditate on this:
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. 15:57

Don’t Tell Me, Show Me

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“Don’t tell me, show me.”

These words were coming to me from several different sources, even my nine-year-old granddaughter, Brailee.

However, it wasn’t until I shared it with a friend that it impacted me in a powerful way.

After telling her that I kept hearing the same phrase, she shared with me a recent conversation with her son.

He was talking about going into business with a friend. My friend asked if the person he was talking about going into business with was a believer. He replied that he wasn’t sure. She then asked him a pivotal question.

“What would your friend say about you? Would he say you were a Christian?”

I was reminded of the words of Jesus.

When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:13-15)

Jesus certainly knew who He was. He questioned who others thought He was.

These men had been around Him daily. They saw His reactions to people, even those who didn’t approve of Him. They saw the miracles, and the healings. They even saw Him steal away to pray each day. They too knew who He was.

Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)

What would people say about you? Who would they say you are?

Those you work with. Those you go out to eat with. Would they say you are a follower of Christ? Would they call you a believer? A Christian? Or would they be surprised that you claim to be born again?

I have been in conversations where people were shocked when I mentioned a particular name and said they were a Christian. It always saddens me. It often causes me to look at my own personal life.

Do those I interact with daily see Jesus in me? Does His light shine in me? I am not talking about being around other Christians who know me, I am talking about strangers. Would they know I am a follower of Christ?

How about you? Do you shine with the light of God in your workplace? Are you gentle and kind? Do you show love for others? Are you patient and longsuffering?

If I were to ask those you work with, or those you interact with daily, would they know you are a follower of Christ by your actions? Would they say you walk like Jesus? Talk like Jesus?

After they watched you for a while, who would they say you are?

Are you showing you know Jesus and not just saying you know Jesus?

Personally, I feel this is something we should ask ourselves every now and then.

May people always see Jesus in us. May we not only tell it, but show it as well.

Meditate on this:
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16