Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Thoughts about another post

I was reading Brett and Alex Harris' blog today: Known for what we do. This is what has brought forth these thoughts!

All day long I have been thinking about this concept. The main concept of their blog is that we should just avoid doing sin, but be proactive and intentional about doing the things God has called us to do.

In our culture we have a tendency to think that if we are not out drinking, smoking, doing drugs or anything that is obvious sin; that we're okay in God's eyes.

Matthew 5:16 says, "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

This isn't a prideful way of doing things to make others think about you. What you do should point people towards God! It's all about His glory.

When people look at your life, is your light shinging in such a way that you are pointing people towards God, for His sake and His glory?
Are you being intentional about showing off God through your actions?
What are you known for?
What do you want to be known for?

All these questions have been stewing around in my brain all day!

1 comment:

Kelsey Hough said...

I just read Brett and Alex's blog post a little bit ago, and the subject is definitely worth giving some thought to.

I know their post is mainly directed at teenagers, but I see the exact same dynamic happening with the college and career age as well. Our culture, and even the Church, has such low expectations that just because some of the young adults I know aren't getting into trouble with the law, sleeping around, or dong drugs their not only labeled as "good kids," but even "mature, Christian young adults."

It reminds me of Hebrews 5:12, "In fact, though by this time you should be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God's word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teachings about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant us have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil."

~Kelsey