You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger…. (Luke 2:12)
If you know me well at all, you know I read road signs. I read bumper stickers. I read car tags. I read billboards. I read almost everything…
Sometimes, in reading signs, I have felt a nudge—sometimes, a billboard sign puts a period onto my morning devotion.
Like the morning a few years ago when I first noticed the United States Marines sign on I-10.
“Devoted to a Life of Honor”…..
then on down the road,
“Devoted to a Life of Courage”…. and
“Devoted to a Life of Service”.
Those were signs not only for me—but for all.
Not that we are called to a life in the U.S. Marine Corp, although that is an incredible privilege for those who are called and chosen for that life’s walk…but those signs were signs for us. For Christians everywhere to remember exactly what we are called to do and be.
On this Christmas Day, let us remember that HE, as King of Kings, made a decision to be devoted to us….insomuch that HE chose…HE DELIBERATELY CHOSE, to become ONE OF US.
A servant to all.
All who would RECEIVE HIM.
When you receive HIM, fully and without any reservations or hesitations…will find yourself changing daily—your walk will become one of honor, courage, servitude, and full devotion.
Your outward manner will reflect what is inside your heart.
I am so thankful for having been a part of your life in 2017. I hope to continue to share and show Christ via life lived daily and through whatever means God puts available to us. It may be typed out words on this keyboard in 2018, or words shared in StreetTalk Magazine, or messages shared behind a pulpit or–more importantly, across a table from someone, maybe you.
Make it a determination in your heart to help encourage someone every day in this coming year. Make it a plan to live out the life of Christ wherever you are– first at home, then your neighborhoods and workplaces and surrounding communities.
When you and I live the life of Christ– WE are BEING a SIGN unto them! We are showing people that God loves them and has them in HIS eyesight! They are not forgotten!
Then go reach the world! That’s when we can make the most impact! Make a difference in 2018! Be a sign–unto them.
Second publishing (edited) © Angie Knight 2017. (First published © Angie Knight 2012. The Knightly News). All rights reserved.