“By the way, the best part of your argument isn’t what you think Jesus can do for me. It’s what He’s done for you”. WOW! Spirit-Moving words! Recently I read this one line in my Daily Bread reading. (Daily Bread is on my blog roll – check it out sometime).
This phrase got me to thinking. What’s the difference between discussing and arguing? Is there a difference between the two? The answer is yes and no. Let’s discuss my argument. (ha-ha) When we discuss any subject we talk, confer, kick around, hash out and chew over the facts as we perceive them. But when we argue we can quarrel, dispute and disagree. Arguing doesn’t always end in a dispute or a quarrel. Arguing can also make a case, explore or reason.
Here’s my theory on the statement about what Jesus did for us. Yes, we strive to live our lives modeling Jesus. We strive to achieve the holiness He is so willing to give us through the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit; we are a home of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19). We can be God’s ambassador; an Ambassador from God delivering the message of forgiveness (2 Cor 5:19). We can be powerful, loving and clear-headed (2 Timothy 1:7)
When we are firmly rooted, built up, established in the faith, we can then over-flow with gratitude. (Colossians 2:7) When our hearts are pouring out with gratitude, we exude happiness and peace in whatever situation we are currently facing. Others are drawn to our peacefulness. They want to know about our secret to a contented life. It’s not about me, but, all about God’s Glory. We don’t need to argue or dispute our faith with anyone. This great News is certainly not a secret. When we outwardly show the light coming from within, we show others that our faith-packed lifestyle has rescued us from darkness and delivered us into God’s kingdom (Colossians 1:13). We are still being changed into His image (2 Corinthians 3:18) but we are always Victorious (1 John 5:4) and we will always be Alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).
The great News; what Jesus did for you can be held deep inside and stored away it in your heart in order to out-pour into the lives of others.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! – Change is coming – What will your headlines say?