My husband was telling me the forecast for the day and saying there was a 50% chance of rain this morning even though the sky looked completely clear. He said, “I don’t know how good this app is but it’s not looking like rain today!”
I asked him if it was usually accurate? What was its track record for getting the weather right? He said, “usually very good, but not sure about today.”
The app said one thing, but the sky said another!
Comparing myself to an app, would people think I am consistent in my living the Christian walk or am I right on track sometimes and other times people see me doing the opposite of what I know to be good?
As a Christian I am called to be light in the world, to be Jesus in the world and reflect God in all I do. How am I going as I prepare for Easter next week?
I know I am frail and fail constantly but if a person walked alongside me would they see me as an App they could rely on to point them in God’s direction? This Lent I want to be a person who can be relied on day in and day out to be Jesus in the world and live the life I have been called to.
When I’m losing my temper or complaining or not listening or being negative or criticising or looking the other way or failing to help someone or being selfish, I am not reflecting God and therefore my App is showing the opposite of what someone wants to see in a Christ follower like me.
I need to ask for God’s mercy and grace each day to be able to reflect Him in the world, to be able to see the opportunities to be Christ in the world and be light in the darkness.
How incredible is it that we can be so frail and by God’s grace and mercy we can be forgiven and free every day? My frailties can be a source of repentance for me – God invites me to change. I can have a clear conscience towards God and people and start fresh again.
PRAYER: Lord, here I am. This is me in all my imperfections and I need you today. May we accept your grace and mercy today and ask for forgiveness for our frailties in the times that we are not all that we are created to be. We can make a fresh start with you every day. Amen.