The answer to the question might seem simple. You might quickly answer, “Yes, I know Him and have asked Him into my heart.” But, I think if you deeply consider the question asked here today, then the answer isn’t so simple.
Galatians 2:20 says, “and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
If someone were looking for Jesus, could they find Him in you? Could they come to your home and find Him? Could they come to where you work and find Him? Could they come to a sporting event you were attending and find Him? Or could they watch what you do when you’re alone and find Him?
You see, the answer to the question isn’t simple at all.
Jesus was described as many things. Emmanuel, meaning God with us in Matthew 1:23; the Light of the world in John 8:12; the Bread of life in John 6:35; Friend of sinners in Matthew 11:19 … and the list could go on and on.
So, let’s take a test and see who they would find if someone came looking for Jesus in you.
First, do you believe that Jesus was deity? Do you believe He is who and what He said He is? And, are you living like Jesus would, since He is inside you?
Second, do you have your light on so people can see? Jesus was described as the Light of the world so we should be shining His light for everyone to see.
Third, can someone come to you and find spiritual food to eat? Or are you always giving out what the world does? Jesus was described as “The Bread of Life.”
Next, do you encourage and love the lost in a way that they would call you “friend”? Can that lost person watch you daily and be drawn to Jesus? Or are you that person that thinks people need to clean up before they come to Jesus? Being a friend of sinners, doesn’t mean you must hang out and indulge in the sin; however, it does mean you should be going to them and inviting them to taste of the life that is within you.
I’ve heard it asked, “If you were placed on trial for being Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” Would there be?
Having Jesus in you is much more than just asking Him to save you from your sins. That is only the beginning of your new life. It’s then, that you should start to study and grow as a believer. It’s only through that spiritual growth, that you will start to look like Him in your daily life.
Wouldn’t it be great if everywhere you went people saw something in you that was different than most people? Something, that drew them to you, and caused them to ask why you are different.
Make every effort from this day forward, to look more and more like Jesus every day. Be the difference maker.
God bless and have a great week in the Lord.
Wade Phillips is a pastor and missionary with 3in1 Ministries.