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28 Days: Day 8

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  • 2 Corinthians 3:1-3 (MSG) 1 Does it sound like we’re patting ourselves on the back, insisting on our credentials, asserting our authority? Well, we’re not. Neither do we need letters of endorsement, either to you or from you. 2  You yourselves are all the endorsement we need. Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. 3  Christ himself wrote it—not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives—and we publish it.

I think The Message translation of this verse says it best –“Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you”. And looking at you they are. The people in your sphere of influence know that you are a Christian and they are watching you as you work through all of life’s ups and downs to see if your actions match up with what you are saying; and we all know that actions speak louder than words.

There is nothing more compelling and attractive than a life of character and integrity. The most effective sermons are not delivered on Sunday mornings; they are preached daily as we act out our faith by living a life filled with the love, peace, joy and power that Christ has given us – and wants to give to others through us.

Take a moment to reflect on who is “reading” your life and whether the sermon that you are preaching by your actions is validating or contradicting the claims of Christ.