As biblical Christians – we are image-bearers but we are also Name-bearers. What I mean by that is we bear the name of Christ. As we communicate to others that we are Christians we are identifying ourselves with Jesus Christ. Therefore, we reflect to others Who Jesus Christ is and what He is like. With that in mind we are called to walk worthy of that calling…
…urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3
… walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. Colossians 1:9-12
…we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. 1 Thessalonians 2:12
Simple challenge for today: Are you walking worthy of being HIS Name-bearer? Is there evidence that you are a disciple of Jesus Christ? If others follow you would they be heading towards Jesus, towards the cross or would they be moving away from Christ and the cross? This is worth thinking about today – at least for me.
After serving 16 years full-time on the staff of America’s Keswick, Diane Hunt and her husband moved to North Carolina where she continues to serve part-time as a contributing writer and Partner Care Consultant. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.