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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What's written on your letter?

 As a pastor I receive many request for reference letters ranging from work
purposes to school and social organization purposes. I am always humbled and honored when someone makes a request like this because that means they trust you enough to comment on their life, skills, and gifts.  In Apostle Paul's 2nd (recorded) letter to the Church of Corinth, he is asking them to examine themselves and to let there lives be there reference letter about being a Christian follower of Jesus. What is written on your life letter? If your life letter was read aloud would you be proud, or would you cover your ears?


2 Corinthians 3:1-6

New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

1 Are we beginning to praise ourselves again? Some people need letters that speak well of them. Do we need those kinds of letters, either to you or from you?
You yourselves are our letter. You are written on our hearts. Everyone knows you and reads you. You make it clear that you are a letter from Christ. You are the result of our work for God. You are a letter written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God. You are a letter written not on tablets made out of stone but on human hearts.
Through Christ, we can be sure of this because of our faith in God’s power. In ourselves we are not able to claim anything for ourselves. The power to do what we do comes from God. He has given us the power to serve under a new covenant. The covenant is not based on the written Law of Moses. It comes from the Holy Spirit. The written Law kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Awesome God through your Spirit encourage each one of us to live lives molded after Jesus, let our lives be letters of transformation that give you all glory and praise. This is our prayer. Amen.

Be Well Yall. 

1 comment:

I Thirst said...

Amen. Powerful statement/question. This is just a small reminder to myself that I need to reflect on my life.