Monday, October 4, 2010

Do I Know You?

One of the dangers of today's social networking life is that we spend most of our time discovering other people through their Facebook page. While this can be a positive way to reconnect with old friends and even make acquaintances via friend connections, it does tend to be a bit shallow in terms of knowing people well. It creates a dangerous situation where you may feel that you know someone better than they actually know you. You have looked through their pictures and seen their online observations, but it doesn't tell you the whole story of who they are. In some instances you may even approach them in public and ask about the birthday party they went to last week without them being very clear on who you actually are.

In 1 Corinthians 8:3 it says, "But the man who loves God is known by God." As I read that this morning it caused me to pause and wonder how many people think that they know God because they have grown up in a church or because they attend whenever the doors are open.

Church attendance, Christian t-shirts and the latest Tomlin or Hillsong CD don't get us membership into the God club. It is a love of God that is evidenced by the way that we live. It is a life marked by holiness as we seek to care for others and do what we can to bring them into God's Kingdom. When this is who we striving to be, there won't be that awkward moment when we think that we know God well only to find out He doesn't have a clue who we are.

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