The all too common reputation for Christians is being known for what they “can’t do”; we can’t party, we can’t have premarital sex, we can’t do drugs, we can’t this and we can’t that. And then what we are known for “doing” is being hypocrites, and judgmental…this was not God’s desire for us!!!
Although there are definitely things we can’t do as followers of Christ, those should not be what we are known for. An apple tree is not known for the fruit it does not produce, it is known for the fruit it produces! In the same way, that is how we should be known. God has called us to action!!! Not to stand by and watch life go on. The most important things we should be known for doing are summed up in these verses:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” -Matthew 22:37-38
We should be known for:
- Loving God
- Loving People
That is simply all. If we live life like this, our world around us will begin to change. Of course, I could spend hours upon hours writing about the topic of what a true follower of Christ’s lifestyle should be like…but simply, if our life is about loving God, and then loving people…well, it encompasses it all.
Let us live life to be known for what we do!!