Is your life getting in the way of your testimony?

Ephesians 5:1-2
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children
2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
NIV

Do those who come in contact with us know that we are living a life of love?

Galatians 5:22-26
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
NIV

Does your walk match your talk?

I don’t know about you, but I have just given myself something to work on!

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Comments

  1. Edge of Design says:

    Some folks don't know how to take sincere love without becoming skeptical. Yikes!

  2. A good way to start a Monday morning with the reminder that we must walk our talk!!!Susan

  3. Excellent focus for the week, it is something that I work on daily…I am so very thankful that each day I get to start over even when I fall short the day before.

  4. Susan J. Reinhardt says:

    A needed reminder, Sue. An old saying: "You may be the only Bible someone reads."I had to chuckle when I saw the comments. You're Sue, one of the other commenters is Susan, and I'm Susan. I feel like I'm back in grammar school with 5 Susan's in the classroom.Blessings,Susan 🙂

  5. Praise and Coffee says:

    LOL! The Sue's rule!

  6. Gina@Chats With An & says:

    Thank you for the reminder, Sue! Recently my challenge has been to "walk the talk" in the area of trusting God in hard circumstances. I talk about trusting God, and now I have to really live that out…but it is so hard to not let those emotions get in the way! I hate it when, my children especially, see me struggling so much because I know that it is a poor testimony to them. I appreciate your challenge today…as I need to press on in this!!!

  7. Praise and Coffee says:

    Let me tell you girls, I stepped on my own toes with this one!

  8. Xandra@Heart-of-Serv says:

    Every time I read these verses, I feel the need to do a complete re-evaluation of my life…Xandra

  9. SunnySusan says:

    Sue~~you always give me something to work on…..♥ ♥ ♥And yes, the Sue's rule

  10. A Stone Gatherer says:

    Sometimes a hardy yes, other times YIKES not so much!!!! Thanks for the gentle reminder!

  11. Great reminder. We all need this probably every day. Thanks…