John 12:20-21 (NIV)
20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival.
21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus."
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How did people conclude that Philip knew Jesus? Did they observe Philip spending time with Him since he was one of the twelve apostles? Perhaps they heard testimonies of how his life had changed since meeting Jesus. Maybe they noticed the way he conducted his relationships and business transactions. Was Philip known as a man of his word and as one who considered others’ needs above his own? These are some of the attributes I hope to attain as I spend time with the Son of God.
So I ask myself: Do people observe me as someone who knows Jesus? Does my behavior reflect Him after I have spent time with Him? I wonder if my countenance encourages people to ask about my Savior?
Would you consider joining with me in praying for one another as we determine to become more Christlike? Let’s ask God to help us to be the kind of people who attract others to inquire about Him.
Heavenly Father, I pray that as I spend time in Your presence and in Your Word, I will become more like You. I would be honored if You would change my heart (and life) until I become the kind of person who attracts others who want to seek You. Teach me, Lord, how to be Your representative everywhere I go.
This week’s goal:
To be transformed into a true representative and witness for Christ, as I spend time in His presence and His Word.
What do you think?
- Do people observe you as someone who knows Jesus?
- Does your behavior reflect Him after you have spent time with Him?