What is the evidence that our Christianity is pure before God and not just a big show for man? God’s Word says: “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” (James 1:27) How much of our time is dedicated to caring for the most helpless, downtrodden and needy–the people who cannot give us anything in return? Is this a mission that is incorporated into everything we do? How much time is dedicated to unstaining our heart verses primping and polishing up the body? Is the goal of our physical betterment to enable us to accomplish the spiritual? Is the majority of our day spent doing what we must to survive and gratifying our own desires? Our talent, time and resources are wasted unless our underlying purpose is to promote something bigger than ourselves. When God’s purpose for us is constantly foremost in our mind then it is incorporated into everything we do. It’s so easy to get caught up in striving for survival in order to make our own lives comfortable and secure. However, if we are saved, we already possess eternal security and if we’ve made God our best Friend we’ve experienced the greatest comfort on earth—His peace. Our goals need to be constantly readjusted in order to ensure that our time on this earth is not spent primarily to preserve or comfort this mortal shell. No earthly blessing outlasts the incorruptible life of our soul. Sharing the incorruptible gift of salvation is paramount–however, people who are hungry won’t listen unless they SEE we care for them. Sharing isn’t just talking–it is doing. Our sacrificial care for those who can give nothing in return demonstrates what Jesus did for us. He deemed our lives worthy of His death and His love placed a priceless value on us. How will others know their pricelessness unless we show them through OUR sacrifice? We will never sacrifice selflessly unless we are spend time with God and allow Him to draw us closer to Him and “unstain” us. The best evidence of our Christianity is when we purify our hearts to be like Jesus and we serve humbly as He did. How does our evidence stack up?