Friday, July 1, 2011

Laced With Grace….”You can’t hide what’s inside”

Today I shared a devotion over at the Laced with Grace site entitled “You can’t hide what’s inside”.

It’s easy to claim to be a Christian because all you have to do is simply that – claim it.  Simply claiming to be something doesn’t make you what you are claiming to be.  I can claim to be the tooth fairy, but it doesn’t make me the tooth fairy….right?  I hope you would agree with me on this.  If you believe everything you hear, then you are thinking that I have a ton of teeth stashed somewhere.  Ha!  Humor me for a moment…..

If I don’t have wings, can’t fly, and don’t have a magical wand then I’m not the tooth fairy.  I can claim to be….but the fact remains that I just can’t prove it; therefore I’m NOT.

We should prove that we are Christians by the way we live our life. 

It boggles my mind that so many people say they are a Christian, but they are the meanest and ugliest people around, who murder others with their tongue and say and do whatever suites their fancy and not thinking twice about what spills from their mouth.  Their hearts are filthy and full of wickedness and nothing but darkness. 

Do they actually think that we can’t see the condition of their hearts? 

Do they really think they’ve got us fooled?

Your actions and words will reflect what’s inside your heart just like the moon reflects the light from the sun.  No matter how hard you try, you can’t hide what’s inside your heart.

Matthew 15:18 says “But the words you speak come from your heart – that’s what defiles you.” NLT

If the condition of your heart is “clean” and you are “Spirit-filled” then others will………

Click here for the rest of the devotion!

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