Wear God on your sleeve!

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“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

Matthew 4:19

Whenever I see or imagine a fisherman he never looks like something else. For instance I never see a fisherman wearing a suit and tie like a business man, or scrubs like a nurse, or a fire suite like firefighters. When I see a fisherman he look like, well a fisherman.

The second one looks like me a little LOL, but my point is there is a specific look that Christians aught to have. I’m not referring to clothing because a dress code isn’t exactly spelled out for us in the bible. As far as what we wear it is important to remember to stay modest and humble. But just because there is no specific dress code doesn’t mean there is no image we are to uphold. Christians aren’t supposed to look or act like the world. Our appearance should be radiant and it should be apparent to others who it is that we follow.

Our cadence and demeanor are our uniform. Just like someone would recognize a fisherman, fireman, or a police officer by examining their uniform, people should be able to identify what you are by looking at you. We are called to be set apart and different from the world so when we stand among worldly people we should not bear any resemblance.  Wearing God on your sleeve means abstaining from carnal pleasures, withdrawing from profane and licentious conversation, upholding the word and its values, being intransigent with secular population and being unashamed of Jesus Christ and His good news.

Spreading the word of God isn’t all about public speaking and grabbing someone to the side and telling them about the good news. Spreading the word of God is also about how you live your everyday life. Your actions speak louder than words. Some people would much rather see someone living out the Christian lifestyle and commend that individual on their own terms, rather than be told what they aught to be doing.

The bottom line is don’t just privately acknowledge God, proudly talk the talk and more importantly walk the walk. Be committed, stand firm, be bold and show people that your not afraid to stand up for God.

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8 thoughts on “Wear God on your sleeve!

  1. I am fortunate to live in a community that is probably 70% Christian- a medium to small size town where I work for a global company. I am about to talk about God here and there causally without offending many.

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  2. Great post Julian – and I can kind of see the resemblance with the cartoon, JK!😂😂😂😂

    This is definitely a relevant topic. I grew up in primarily Christian circles but still saw the same bullying, cliques, and rebelliousness that you see in the world. As Christians we’re called to be different – and like you said, wear God on our sleeves!👚 Keep up the good blogging!

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  3. “Our cadence and demeanor are our uniform.”

    That’s really good. Not only does it identify our superior, but it identifies us as part of a body, shows solidarity.

    When I joined the Air Force, we trainees were packed into dorms of sixty and didn’t get uniforms until Day 4 – so our first week we marched around in a colorful platoon of various colored shirts. They called it “Rainbow Week”. Once we all got uniformed, shaved, and bespectacled, though – well, we looked like a team. Sharing a philosophy.

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    1. Thank you brother! I always appreciate input or shared philosophy as you put it! I’m sure before you got the uniform you were expected to act in the same respect as if you did have one and this is what I mean. we should all have on our Christ uniform while we are here although it is unseen now, it will be bright and vibrant once he returns and we receive our glorified bodies! Thank you again for stopping by!

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