Monday, August 26, 2013

What Do You See?

It would be incredible, indeed, to have someone seek me out with a request to meet Jesus. Candidly speaking, it isn’t a regular occurrence in my life. But people did come to Philip with that very request:

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."
Photo by Taston (Flickr)

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? 


  1. I love this post! It reminds me of when I was unsaved and I thought I was seeking God, but I could never find Him. Thereby giving me a good excuse (I thought) to not have found Him. After all, I did try; I tried very hard. "the heart is deceitful above all things." (Jeremiah 17:9) Deep in my heart I knew the truth; but the truth was completely hidden from my mind. I did believe my lie. God showed me that I had always made a point to go the other way when I saw a real Christian. I never once asked anyone whom I could actually see Christ dwelling in, how I could have this same Jesus live in me. I "sought" Him in places without power and light.

    Yes Sheryl, I do love this post. God brought me to a place where I agreed with Him to seek Him where I thought He may be (long story). But I did encounter someone in church whom I could see the spirit of God dwelled within; and I was able to receive the Love of the Truth and be saved.

    Unfortunately, I allowed Satan to steal the word from me and I was left defenseless against the enemy. I had gotten away from God for many years and lost my way. And it is because of seeing this light in you and others, I have learned how to follow that light out of darkness and into His light. I am learning to walk with God.

    So yes, others seeing the light in us is so important! I pray others can see God's light in me and I can help them find salvation and freedom.

    1. Thanks, Barbara, for the compliment and for sharing more about your journey. I will agree with you in prayer that people will see God's light in you AND that you can help them find salvation and freedom!

      Blessings to you, dear friend.


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