There are times when as believers we actively share our faith and strive to bring glory to God. Yet I believe our silent witness is far more powerful. The Christians who witnessed to me wouldn’t have had much of an impact if their lives hadn’t reflected Jesus’ nature.
Every believer is an unconscious witness for Jesus Christ. Just as a lamp sheds light, a fragrance lingers in the air and salt alters the taste of a dish, so the Lord reveals His reality to unbelievers as we live our ordinary lives.
The Holy Spirit shines out of us when we aren’t looking. He uses us to change a person’s heart—and we don’t notice. In obedience we return good for evil or apologize to a co-worker and God’s enemies are stunned; perhaps even convicted. All that’s required for a Christian to have a tremendous impact in this world is to keep following obediently where Jesus leads.
After all, salt doesn’t try to be salty, and light doesn’t strive to shine.
In this meme, I ask God to use me whether I am aware of it or not. It’s been my prayer for years, because I have an ego which doesn’t require any feeding. The Holy Spirit knows how to keep my heart encouraged without turning me once again into a “pride junkie”.
Please feel free to share my chipmunk meme anywhere you like.
This chipmunk image comes from Morguefile.com; this image was digitally captured and uploaded by someone with the user name “Natureworks”.
Once we were darkness, but now we’re light:
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (Ephesians 5:8) NIV
We are spiritual “salt” in this world.
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. (Matthew 5:13) NIV
A fragrance of Christ:
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; (2 Corinthians 2:5) NASB