Our life attracts people God when they see we delight in Him. When He is the most important reason for everything we do, others see the joy He gives us. They listen to what we have to say about Him because when our walk matches our talk we have credibility. If I claim to be a personal trainer but I’m 100 pounds overweight–I won’t have many clients—right? A personal trainer can’t cheat at diet and exercise and expect to hide his flab behind the title of “personal trainer.” Neither can we cheat in our relationship with Christ and hide behind the label of “Christian.” It is CHRIST who makes us authentic Christians!

To be more than just a label, we must KNOW Him. Paul prayed this for the Ephesians: “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Ephesians‬ ‭3:14-19‬) http://bible.com/1/eph.3.14-19.kjv What does this mean? We must take the time to know Him. If our “Christianity” never changes our heart, we are like an overweight “personal trainer” who dons his athletic clothes but never breaks a sweat. Physical fitness doesn’t occur without diet and exercise. True Christianity doesn’t occur without Christ. We must know Him to the degree that we adore Him above all else! When He becomes our passion, He shines in every area of our life–the boardroom, the ball field, the living room, the school room, etc. When God’s nature is preeminent in us, we are authentic Christians. We have authentic love. People see that we belong to Him. Like a physically fit personal trainer, others see the evidence of Christ before we say anything about Him.

No love is more authentic than God’s love–but to have it–we must KNOW Him! His love within us, is utilized by His Spirit to attract people to Him.

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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