I am not perfect. I am sometimes unkind, impatient, and say things I should not say or do not say things I should. How then can I show God’s power in my life to others?
When I worked in an office many years ago, I just did my job as well as I could. I didn’t tell people about Jesus. Sure I read my Bible during lunch hour in a near-empty lunch room. If someone asked what I’d done on the weekend or last night I’d say I went to church or choir practice, or attended the university chaplaincy discussions on Jewish-Christian relations. When I went to have carpal tunnel surgery and returned to work sporting large bandages on both wrists, I worried people might think I’d tried to harm myself. When I said this, my co-worker just laughed, “We know you’d never do that! You’re a Christian.” Oh. The treasure of faith was in my clay jar and God was able to use it and glorify God even though I did not think I was doing anything!
O God, so fill me with the gifts of your Holy Spirit that my words and actions may glorify you. Amen. — CJD