Friday, 03 July 2009
I just heard from my daughter which works at coffee shop close to the OGBBC NC meeting. She is like a candle in a hurricane, a young girl who wear's Christ on her heart, from the inside out. She is a witness for Him at the coffee shop by example of her loving nature and the willingness to share Him with whoever she is led to.
The coffee shop was very busy today with mostly German Baptist due to so many being down the road at the meeting. She said that many of the older GB's were very rude along with much of the young folks. The young married couples where very nice though.
One of the young coworkers made a comment to my daughter later in the day which bothers me tremendously.
She said that she was going to start using "German Baptist" as a cuss word. She was half kidding but the behavior of some was such that a comment like that was made.
I have no issues with the uniform of the German Baptist and actually respect the desire of setting a Christian example of dress that will allow others to recognize Christ through each individual as well as the body.
When we put our Christianity on display for all to see, we better be the real thing. We risk taking the Lord's Name in vain when we show Christ on the outside yet we show lack of love on the inside. It seams to me that many GB's are concerned about others in the GB church seeing or finding out when a rule is not being adhered to but are not concerned when an outsider sees something contrary to the GB Church or Christian life itself.
We will all stand in front of the throne one day and give an account for all of our actions here.
I pray that when I slip up and sin that only a stronger brother or sister in Christ would see to help restore me, not a non believer where I give the devil more ammunition and the unsaved says, "Look at that hypocrite, that's why I'm not a Christian".
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! We must put the uniform of LOVE on. No matter what we look like.
Please pray for the young girl that made this comment. What she saw wasn't of Christ but of the sin nature that we all have until the day we are glorified. I also hope this will be discussed with the OGBBC congregation.
a brother in Christ,
p.s. I hope to share more about the meeting soon.