We are the Bibles...
Just think, you may be the only Bible that someone opens. What opportunities we have to be a light in a dark world!
"Actions speak louder than words" - we've all heard that statement many times. It is impossible to do all things correctly all the time - but when we make mistakes, others are aware of how we react. That can make a huge impression.
People do not want "preached at" - words can be so empty and appear to be superficial. But kindness and compassion, mercy and grace - these are the kind of actions that reflect God's love - the same love that is poured into our hearts by His Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5).
The love that enables us to like the unlikeable, to befriend the unfriendly, the love that speaks volumes and gives the world a peek of our great and awesome God. It is like a magnet - we have a great responsibility to present that love in the right light!
I often pray, "Lord, hide my failure and only let Your love shine". I have to trust that God answers this prayer. Paul said in Philippians 1:18 "All that matters is that people are telling about Christ, whether they are sincere or not." A slightly different context, but I think the essence fits.
John 13:35 "All people will know that you are My followers if you love each other."
Have a blessed day! 💙
~ Bonnie @blessedbeboutique