He pressed them, "And how about you? Who do you say I am?"
I recently discovered a new app on my phone and I was using it this morning before I wrote this. The app is DailyBible and it is a complete devotions application for my phone. On it I have everything from daily reading plans to the complete Bible. Over the last few days I have been reading the daily Bible verse on it before I start work as I am waiting to be let in and it has been a great way to start the day. Today when I am starting work late I have had some time and I was listening to the audio daily thought.
The daily though was presented by someone I have never heard of and to be honest was not the most inspiring thing I have ever heard. However the one verse above stuck in my mind and I began thinking about my post the other day. It is a vitally important question, who do we say Christ is?
It is not just a case of what we say to people either. On Sunday the service I attended the preacher said something quite significant. For most people the only Bible they will ever read is you. Now when you think about it this is true, and also very frightening. If we go out into the world and declare ourselves for Christ then people are going to be watching us. For most of them the only thing they may see of Christ will be us. They may know about Christianity and see it in the media. But it is possible you may be the only Christian someone sees in their daily lives. This places quite a burden on us. Are we everything we should be? Are we everything Christ wants us to be?
This is hard because we are all human, we all sin, we all fall short of our Saviour. But we are Christ's servants, His followers and we should be living according to His way. Take a look at your life, how do you live, how do you tell of Christ in your life. And in all your words and actions, who do you say Christ is?
This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.