Wednesday, October 19, 2011
How big is your tree?
Proverbs 11:30 NLT says, “The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; and those who win souls are wise.“ If this were the only standard for “wise,“ how much wisdom would you have? There are different ways to witness. The life that we choose to live has a large impact on those around us. Matthew 5 tells us, “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.“
There are many different types of witnessing: door-to-door, handouts, singing, street-corner preaching. But, I think that one of the most important tools for witnessing is our own lives, on a daily basis. I have often heard the saying, “My life may be the only Bible someone will ever read.” If that were the case, how many people around you would know Jesus? Like that city on a hill, sometimes (as Christians) other people are looking at our light when we don’t even know it. Be sure that when they look at you, they are able to see Christ through your actions.