Lee Strobel, in his classic book The Case For Christ, presents this scenario:
Suppose a lawyer approached people you work with and asked them to witnesses in a court case and they agreed. He then went to people you do business with - your customers or vendors or the people who walk through or call your place of business. He then approached your neighbors and the said, We don't know 'em all that well but we wave hi from time to time and we do hear things from their house. The lawyer says to them, You'll be a good witness.
They find some people who you hang out with - your buddies. They approach your in-laws and the lawyer says, I can definately use your testimony! The only people you know who the attorney doesn't want to use is the people you go to church with. He feels their understanding of who you really are is skewed and naive.
The attorney gathers all of the witness and presents this argument: Are you a Christ Follower? A Christian? If all of the evidence is presented to the jury, will there be enough evidence to convict you based on what they see in your life?
May it be so. Ask God to help you shine bright for Him today!
...in His grip.
Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Coach's tip - What we love we will grow to resemble.