Who Do I Stand For?

When others see me, do they see Jesus, or do they see the world?

Do the words that come out of my mouth speak love or disapproval?

Do my actions emulate Christ or the Evil One?

Who or what we REPRESENT in this life is paramount to how we will spend eternity.

 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 7:21 NIV

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. – 2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV

 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. – 1 Peter 2:9 NIV

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. – Romans 12:2 NIV

As I was searching for scripture to add to this post, the lyrics of an old hymn kept running through my mind.

Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus Song by Bart Millard

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high his royal banner,
It must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory
His army shall he lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
Stand in his strength alone;
The arm of flesh will fail you,
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armor,

Each piece put on with prayer;
Where duty calls or danger,
Be never wanting there.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
The strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle,
The next the victor’s song.
To those who vanquish evil
A crown of life shall be;
They with the King of Glory
Shall reign eternally.

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: C. Barny Robertson / George Duffield / George J. Webb

Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol CMG Publishing, Integrity Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Who or what does your life REPRESENT?

Photo Credit – Revealed Resources

11 comments

  1. Can you see ol’ Jesus Christ
    in that sad ex-con?
    Or is he to be sacrificed
    so you can just move on
    to a sterile Starbucks land
    where all the sins have plastic sheen?
    Can’t you try to understand
    where some of us have been,
    where family has to be earned
    and demands you make a stand;
    pass the test and you’ll be burned
    with an inclusive brand
    that tells a puto, that he’ll know,
    exactly just where he should go.

    Liked by 1 person

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