Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Undercover

'You are my witness, declares the Lord,  and my servant whom I have chosen so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He.'  Isaiah 43:10

Did you know the church has more secret agents that the US intelligence agency?  We have more people who work undercover than the big city drug task forces.  Sad, but true.  If you ask someone, especially in my area of the country, if they are a Christian most would say yes.  But to look at their life you wouldn't know it.  They are living the Christian life undercover.  They are ashamed to live out what they claim to believe in front of the world.

When we were called by God into the Christian life, do you think He meant for us to keep Him to ourselves?  We are His witnesses to the rest of the world.  We have to live out our walk in front of others.  What does this look like?  Each one of us has a different kind of walk.  Some have been set free from addictions.  Others have walked the valley of sorrow.  While others have come from a background of abuse.  You may not have an extraordinary story, but you have a story just the same.

We have not been called to be super agents, but we have NOT been called to be secret agents either.  Don't follow the crowd.  Stick to your values.  Show kindness to all.  Share your Jesus stories with those around you.  Don't live your life in a way the Secret Service would envy!  Dare to live it out instead!

9 comments:

Jenifer said...

Amen, amen and amen!!! I love the way you put this and it is so true. I want to live out loud for my Savior!

Lindsay said...

That is pretty big in our neck of the woods, but I want to stand out! Living it out!

Lisa said...

Love this, Allison! I want my faith to be lived out loud. Great encouragement!

Tracy said...

Hi Allison - I don't want to live as an undercover Christian. I want my faith to lived out in transparency. Great post
God bless
Tracy

Jedidja said...

If you would ask the same question in the Netherlands, most people say no. In my country there are not many Christians. We are a minority.

Charissa Steyn said...

Beautiful little post! Thank you for reminding me to be the LIGHT and SALT while we are here in Europe....

Heidi said...

Wonderful encouragement Allison... I want to live out loud!

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

What a great way to describe it Allison... There are far too many Christians exercising their beliefs "undercover"... Certainly not what God calls us to do!

Great post!

Have a Blessed Day!

Eileen said...

Love the analogy, Allison. We all have story. This is our testimony, this is what the Lord desires for us to use to make disciples of others. We can't do this undercover!