I am learning more and more that people are watching everything I do. Why should I be surprised? I do the same thing to them. My husband and I love to sit in the mall with a cup of coffee and enjoy the sights — or, I mean, the people.
Years ago, I was at a garage sale miles from my home town and church. I was calling to my husband to come and look at some goodies when all of a sudden a voice came from the other side of the table, and said “I know you”. Of course that day I was dressed in my cleaning clothes and my hair and make up was not the best. When I looked up I really had no idea who she really was so I needed to ask. Her response to me was “I never would have recognized you but your voice is what I remember.” Interesting, I thought. She had come several times to a “Ladies Night Out” at my church and heard me speak there. She remembered my voice.
Oh, if I had been talking fresh to my husband or yelling at my kids in a way that would not have been a good testimony, would my voice have touched her ears again? She is not a believer so I invited her to come out again to our ministry. May my voice always bring pleasant sounds to someone’s ears.
Another time I was in the dining room where I work, and as usual lunch was done and my coffee cup was crying out to be filled. Without thinking I filled my husbands first and then mine, sat down, took creamers from the bowl and sugar and passed them to him first and then me. He is my first love next to the Lord and I just look out for him and try to love him in even the silly ways like this. One of our staff members came to me later and said that she loves watching us in the dining room and elsewhere and she loves the silly “Love Things” we do for each other.
Our life should be filled with Joy, Love, Friendship, and most of all the Lord Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 2:3 (New International Version)
“…He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” Psalm 32:8 (New International Version)
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go…”
These are very two simple examples of how someone was watching me and
remembered me. My voice was remembered for the words I spoke and my actions
remembered for the love I shared.
What is someone seeing or hearing in you today?
Lynn Wilson has served on staff at America’s Keswick for the past 20 years. She has been involved in her local church in women’s ministries as well as speaking for other churches and retreats. Her mission statement would be to touch one life so in turn they can touch a life for eternity. Her greatest joy is to go home at the end of her work day and spend time with her family and enjoy her first ministry which is being a wife and mother. She has one teenage son at home, and one married son and daughter-in-law.
Think About This: “To call yourself a child of God is one thing. To be called a child of God by those who watch your life is another thing altogether.” – Max Lucado
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? – Romans 2:4
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.