Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I Can Tell You're a Christian!

     My husband and I were graciously invited to spend a couple of carefree, lovely days at a resort condominium with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Keith and Tracy. The resort was in Ramona, CA near San Diego. I thought my camera batteries were all freshly charged, but they were dead--unfortunately-- so no pictures! That's okay though; I still have my beautiful memories!
     Daryl and I stopped at Burlington Coat Factory (I love that store) on the way home yesterday. I was standing in line waiting to purchase my items, and another lady came up next to me with a cart loaded with a couple of comforters. She said, "I got carried away the other day and bought all this stuff, but when I got home I prayed, 'Lord, do I really need all this?' and He said, 'No,' so I'm returning it."  She had such a joyful way of speaking about her little talk with God.

     I asked her, "Are you a Christian?"

     "Oh, yes! You're one too, aren't you? I could just tell by your beautiful smile," she responded.

     We spoke for a few more moments about our churches and our children and then parted ways.

     The Holy Spirit has really been convicting me lately about my speech when I am out in public. The lady I had just met said she knew I was a Christian by my smile, and I'm glad she thought that, but the real give away was the way she mentioned praying about her purchases! I knew she was a Christian because she so easily mentioned God!
     In the times in which we live, it is common to hear God cursed, Jesus Christ cursed, all types of sins are discussed openly, but how will people know who I am if I keep silent about the One who died for me?

     Matthew 26:73 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.

     If people are to know that I am a Christian, they will know by my words. God, please allow my light to shine by my behavior, by my deeds, and  by my words!

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