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May the Life I live speak for me May the words of Paul move us to live the kind of lives

becoming of those who call themselves Christians...(foundational scripture) "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain."- Gal 2:20-21

We are now discovering that God did not call us all for name-brand ministry. We are not called to make our names great, lest we be lifted up in the pride of many and fall into snares of the evil one. We are living in the days where Pastors want to be seen and not heard, thy are not being Shepherds over their flock and allowing members to fall by the way side. But they must realize that the blood is on their hands. The no name brand ministry, the not so popular, the ones with not many members are In a sense we are called to be invisible! This type of invisibility does not make us popular but it makes the Word of God through us popular. It does not plaster our names across billboard or in neon lights but it evidences a divine work through us in transforming people and communities. So many people want titles and positions. They want the fortune and fame but it takes a lot to be that Pastor of the mega church, are you really keeping the title sacred, are you really doing what it takes to please God and not man? Are you pimping God just to be seen? Is the life you are living speak for who you are? When you go around others do you feel out of place that you stand out against the in crowd? In Jeremiah 1:5 it states, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. He had set you apart before the world knew who you were. You have an audience. Nothing you do is private. Nothing you have ever done has been hidden from heaven. God sees it all. As Job says, He sees everything I do, and every step I take (Job 31:4). And Jesus tells us, Every hair on your head has been counted (Luke 12:7). God knows every detail of your life. He watches every breath you take; there are no secrets in your life. Such was the life Paul lived in the flesh... A life crucified with Christ, a life in which Christ lived in Him, a life living by faith in Christ, and a life that did not set aside the grace of God Can the same be said of us.? This is something to think about, we must die to flesh Have we been crucified with Christ? In Baptism Is Christ living in us? We must keep His commandments

Are you living by faith in Christ? Trusting in the blood He shed for our salvation, by his word. Are you trusting always in the grace of God? Not in your own goodness or obedience

As I close : We must continue to look at the man in the mirror, allow God to refine us through the fire. Although we may go through, God is on the other end. He wants us to give Him the glory, saying but by the grace of God I am still standing. Life is going to throw you some curve balls some harder than others but you must not give up, there is a light at the end of the tunnel it is your test for your testimony, it is the mess you went though for your message, It is a process but go through it so in the end you can help someone. You will be able to share it and dont give up just glorify God. Somebody has been watching your struggle, somebody has felt your pain, some one has walked in your shoes but their faith in God allowed them to see another day. When you get to the pearly gates God can say well done they good and faithful servant. Its time for us to walk in the light that God has given us, show your selflessness, be transparent and not superficial, glow everywhere you go and let your light shine where ever you go. Believe me people can see the God in you , so let the life you live speak loud. Thank you for your time