the other night a friend and i were texting back and forth. she was describing a person who i had never met, but will soon work with. her description about this girl ended with, "she loves Jesus a lot." in the moment i thought, this girl sounds great, i should be her friend. but later as i kept thinking about it, i wondered, would people say this of me? would my friends, family, co-workers and church family describe me to others as someone who really loves Jesus? sadly, i know from my actions that i am not always worthy of this description. i am thankful for the grace that He continually shows to a sinner like me who messes up everyday.
i really do want to be so intentional with my actions though, that people know i love Jesus. i don't want to do the right thing because i think it is what's expected of me or i'm afraid of who will see me doing the wrong thing. i want to do what is right because i love the Lord and desire to obediently follow His commands. i want to love God with my life. To live in such a way that what i do in my daily life at home, work and church can bring glory to Him. what a noble compliment for someone to say, "she loves Jesus a lot."
i pray that i will live in such a way that people could say the same of me.