“Recklessly, abandoned, never holding back . . . so that everything I say and do points to you!!”
I’m singing so loudly, I’m sure I’ll set the neighbor’s dogs to howling! I love this song. I love the message and the almost militant inspiration to live my life in such a way that everything I say and do points to Jesus, points to His work on the cross, points to the abundant life He gives!
I often listen to this song while I’m writing because it really expresses my heart and reason for being. When I grow weary or discouraged it reminds me of why I do what I do:
I want to live like that,
And give it all I have ~
So that everything I say and do, points to you!
I ask myself often . . . How much of what I’m doing is pointing to Jesus?
Am I lifting Him up or am I focused on me?
Am I wringing my hands with worry or am I running toward faith?
Am I serving, giving to, seeking out, “the least of these” or am I looking the other way?
Do I smell like the fragrance of Christ or is the stench of my sin stifling others from knowing Him?
How do I live like Jesus’ love is true?
I really believe if we lived out the love of Christ in ways that communicated the actuality of love, true love, 1 John 3:16 love, Jesus’ love, then we would stand amazed at love’s power and ability to affect all our relationships. And that would change our world!
Quoting from J. I. Packer’s excellent work, Keeping in Step with the Spirit:
“Love is not essentially a feeling of affection, but a way of behaving . . . Love does something; it gives; that is how it establishes its identity . . .”
If we want the world to know Jesus, we must show them Jesus!
Do they recognize Him when they look at you?