It wasn't anything to tout vanity. It wasn't about my hair or my figure or my clothing..You see, the compliment I received had absolutely nothing to do with me.
It is the second time this has happened to me throughout the course of my life. sometimes I can feel Christ walking with me..there are days when I can feel His loving light radiating from within,
It's a light that shouldn't be hidden.
Well, the other day I was purchasing something from the store. An Indian man was at the cash register. He told me very sincerely that there was something different about me..
A while back ago, I was in Jamaica. I was in an atmosphere of clutter and noise. There was a lot going on around me, but I could feel Christ with me and I remember having a calmness and peace about me that could only be supernatually given.. An older, respectful gentleman and native of the country approached me and said, "there is something different about you. You are not like the others."
I don't know if I told the man in Jamaica that Jesus lived within me...but I aim to write a letter to the man in the convenient store and tell him that what he sees is the light of my Heavenly Father that shines through me..
Please don't mistake me..I am not bragging or boasting. I fail. I mess up. I am human, but there are days..when I hope and pray that others can see that the spirit of Christ truly lives within. I pray that I can be a living testimony to His goodness, His power, and most of all, His love.
There are days when I walk and maybe others can't see Christ. They are days when I walk in haste. There are days when I walk in selfishness...but then, there are those days..( and I pray they become more and more regular) when I walk with Jesus and He shines through me in such a way that total strangers can see it and recognize it for what it is.... It is something rare and beautiful..
and it is not me... only the Spirit of the living God who transforms those who seek diligently seek Him..
I think of the fruits of the Spirit..when we walk with Christ..we begin to see more of these fruits in our lives.. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" ..
When we walk with Christ, we become those things..because those are His qualities.. HE had all of those things.. He gives them to us as He carves Himself into each of us..
The other day I read a blog by my favorite writer, Stephanie Cherry.. It taked about our spiritual footprint.. IT asks the question..are we showing the true Christ?
Here is the text from www.stephaniecherry.com