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Who Do They See

Updated on September 4, 2011
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Pastor Michael has been in the ministry for 10 years. He currently is pursuing his Master's from Andersonville Theological Seminary.

"You are one of them aren't you? I mean, are you really a true Christian? I don't know that I have ever met someone who truly is a Christian." This is the words of an alcoholic, drug addict, drug dealer. I went to talk to him about Jesus, giving him the Gospel. He knew that when I spoke it was all going to deal with Jesus and salvation. That is one of the most convicting powerful words any person has ever spoken to me. I could sit all day long every day for a year and listen to the world's greatest preachers and not be as convicted as what it means to be a "TRUE CHRISTIAN" as I was that day. How do people see you? Do they see, Michael, Bob, Larry Henry, or Fred? Do they see Alice, Martha, Sue or Jane? Or do they see Jesus? Think about it! We are heirs - joint heirs with Christ to the glories of God and heaven. They should not see the truck driver, the receptionist, librarian, or accountant or welder, they should see Jesus! I will go as far as to say they should not see the pastor, evangelist, missionary, or any other "church worker" but they should see and know they are in the midst of one of God's children commissioned to do HIS work. What do they see in you? When they can see Christ in us we can win them for the kingdom, though we may just plant a seed they will be open to the harvest from another. When we bow before the throne of God and give up our lives in total surrender to GOD then we can see revival in our churches. When we see revival in our churches then we can go out and win the lost. When we go out and win the lost then America will be on it's way to turning back to God. So once more, how are you seen?

How Do You See Yourself

How do you see yourself in your testimony for Christ? Do you believe others will see Jesus in you as soon as they meet you? Why or why not? You know sometimes I can be slow to open my mouth, ( I know that seems hard to believe) especially if I am just running to the store real quick and back home. I usually always have t-shirts on when it is warm outside that have some kind of Bible verse. It overwhelms me sometimes that people stop me to talk of what my shirt says. Which led to the hub  A Big MAc and a Sermon Please, link follows.

Steven

As I started this writing, Steven lost, dying from drugs and alcohol, looked me in the eyes and said, "you are a real Christian aren't you?" I said yes to him that I am and I love him whether he can tell or not. I was stronger with the Gospel to him than I would be most in his situation but he has gotten to know me. I gave him a small New Testament and told him if he would hear me no longer, then read the book of John. Hopefully and prayerfully he does just that. He knows he needs Christ, and I may be the only one he will trust to open up to. I by no means have all the answers, there are in fact many I have to rely on God's providence to see myself. I am just a sinner saved by grace, looking forward to helping the cause of Christ. I work at it to show the love of Jesus continually, I falter and fail, and hold my head in shame, but Jesus always comforts. How will the lost see you? Will they see Jesus?

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    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Raymond,

      Yes time is short and we need to be praying constantly and we need to spread the Word without stopping.

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      Raymond Tremain 

      7 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

      Well spoken Michael bravo, well not only america needs to wake up to get out there to tell about Jesus Christ to others, all nations should be doing it and now, as time is short. well I think that God sees us a being lazy, just look back to the early discilpes they went out everywhere to tell others, now we have so many ways to get the message across, but somehow the governments put restrictions on what can be sent out, more prayer is needed.

      God loves all

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Lifegate,

      Ouch you got me! It never crossed my mind really how does God see us. That is good, I may have to study that out a bit and write a hub on how God sees us.

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      William Kovacic 

      7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Michael,

      It's so important that people see Christ in us. Thanks for bringing that out. You ask the question, "How do you see yourself? That's a start, but ultimately it has to come down to not only who others see (Christ), but how does God see us. Thanks for another excellent and challenging hub!

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Dave, thanks for your reply and yes, God does put the right Spirit within us to speak as each person needs to hear. Great comment.

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      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Michael: Beautifully done Brother. As a Born Again Christian,how we are perceived by others as we address them, be it, in a personal face to face encounter, or over the phone, or in our E-mail, or whatever the form of communication,can only be determined by how Holy Spirit desires to present us as we serve. Since each person is a special individual, with specific ways and means and needs, we must trust in Holy Spirit that He presents us to that person as the person they need to see in order to best serve God with that particular person.

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Tinamarie,

      Thanks for the reply, Showing the truth of the Gospel is what we as Christians need to be about.

    • Michael Adams1959 profile imageAUTHOR

      Isaiah Michael 

      7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Hyphenbird,

      Thank you so much the encouragement shows in your comment, The love sometimes is not easy but it is a must, thanks again

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      tinamarie9884 

      7 years ago

      Michael, A very well written hub. I always like Truth. Excellent work!!

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      Brenda Barnes 

      7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Our demeanor and love will show to whom we belong. Words speaking the Kingdom message are like a resume. I am so happy for you that the light in you shines out for the glory of our Lord.

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