Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Throne Trip Tuesdays - They Will Know You by Your Fruit

On his way to work one morning, a man purchased his usual newspaper and went on his way. To his dismay, he discovered that he had accidentally taken two newspapers instead of one. He immediately got in his car, drove back to the store and returned the extra paper. About a week later, someone stole money from that same store, and when the grocer thought through the patrons who frequented his store, he immediately dismissed the man as a suspect, saying, "That man is really honest. He came all the way back here just to return a newspaper he took by mistake."

Everything we do in life becomes evidence of who we truly are. What does our life's evidence say about us? Does it say that we merely profess to be a follower of Christ or does it reveal our love and true devotion to Him? While our goal should not be a morally perfect life, we should strive to have a walk with the Lord that is consistently growing and changing to resemble the One whom we serve.  

A man's life is always more forcible than his speech. If his life and doctrine disagree, the mass of onlookers will accept his practice and reject his preaching.  C.H. Spurgeon

Peace and Joy,

Matthew 5:16 (NIV) In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.


Joyce said...

Thanks for the reminder : ) Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

A wonderful post Susan. Wishing you a blessed day.

gigi said...

I've returned something to the store before because they didn't charge me for it and they looked at me as if I was crazy.
But the Lord always knows!
Wishing Sunshines and smiles for you today!

deborahspalette said...

Way to post a blessings, Luv it! The word christian is not just what we choose to be. It is how we choose to live a reflection of Christ.
Have a blessed day & stop by if you have a moment last chance give away,Deborah

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Amen Susan. Live by example! Praise HIS holy name!

Heart2Heart said...


This is so true since so many people may only met the God by seeing what we do and say in their lives. Let us be the shining example!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

KrippledWarrior said...

They will know us by our LOVE!

Janera Jepson said...

Hi Susan-
My name is Janera Jepson and I host the new Wednesday meme Wednesday Wickedness (http://jjatww.blogspot.com). Don't let the name throw you. We are a family oriented meme that's similar to Linda's Random Dozen. We base our questions each week on quotes from someone famous. This week is Frank Sinatra. Since Linda is taking time off I thought I'd invite you to play during the hiatus. We always post on Tuesdays (we're up now!) so players can play on either day. We hope that you will join us! :)