Aug 14 2012

You Represent Him

If you’re wondering why I’m spending so much time talking and writing about this Unglued book, and why I think it’s so important to make wise choices in the midst of raw emotions.  Here’s why:  It’s about PR.  

In college, I was in a sorority. One of the things that was expected of us if we were wearing our “letters,” we needed to look good.  We were supposed to be a good representation for “the brand.”

If you believe in God, then you represent a brand.  Maybe you wear a cross necklace, or have a bumper sticker on your car, same thing.  It’s not necessarily about looking good on the outside, but acting in a loving non-judgmental way.  Treat others the way Jesus would.  Don’t come “Unglued”.  You represent Him.

I had a pastor that once said, “God has a PR problem, we’re all walking around misrepresenting Him.”  

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be as Lysa says, “a plastic version of Godliness,” or an Exploder, or a Stuffer, or someone that points out what is wrong with everyone all the time. I don't want to be a PR problem.  I want to be a real, loving, and forgiving, example for God.  

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” –John 13:34-35

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Aug 14 2012

He Carries You

Just warning you, if you’re wearing makeup, it’s going to be smeared all down your face.

Just happened to me when I saw this story about Maddy’s Dad.

He’s determined to live a healthier life so he stopped smoking, started exercising, and totally changed his lifestyle.  He wanted to share that with his daughter, Maddy, but he can’t.  She can’t walk.

She can’t talk.  She basically functions as a 3 month old, but she’s 13.  She has cerebral palsy

So when he competed in his first triathlon over the weekend, instead of leaving Maddy, his 13 year old daughter at home or on the sidelines.

He carried his daughter the whole way.

That’s what The Father does for all of us.  When we can’t do it on our own, He carries us.

"My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you." -Footprints

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