For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Person of Interest

Romans 12:2-3
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 

My husband and I have been watching the television show, Person of Interest. I watch it because I find the premise of the show interesting but a bit scary. In the show people are being watched either because they are about to do something evil or because they need protected. Throughout the episodes we’ve noticed the many cameras that tape people’s movements. I want to think that I am not watched like that every day. But I am.

 I may not have cameras following me (or men with weapons), but I do have eyes on me. Everything I do, say, or act on is witnessed by other people. They know that I am a follower of Christ and they watch to see whether I show it or not. If I profess to love others, I better be doing it. If I say that I follow the words of the Bible, I need to keep that in check. If I’ve let Jesus change my heart, then I need to let him change my mind. Of course I will stumble and make mistakes, but that is my opportunity to talk about grace and forgiveness. God gives us his desires for our life, I want to tap into that and show to the people around me how he has changed my life and that I am a soul saved by grace. When people watch me, I pray they see Christ. 

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