Thursday, August 25, 2011

Where is the Evidence?

"God is too big to take residence in us and not produce results...is there evidence of a changed life?  Is there evidence that Christ, the Creator, has taken residence in us?" ~ Michael Booth

This quote was sent to me in an email.  It had nothing to do with what the email was about; it was just tacked on at the end of the correspondence.  So when I got to the quote, it startled me.  I quickly forgot about the purpose of the email and began to meditate on the words of the quote.  It's a powerful statement and I did an immediate assesment of what my life looks like. 

Is there evidence to the people I know, and even to those I don't know, but who see me out and about, that the God of love, grace, forgiveness, peace and life, lives in me?  If you were to ask my kids, my friends, my co-workers, the check out lady at the grocery store, the bank teller, what's important to me, what would they say?  Would they say, "All she cares about is _____!" or "The only thing she talks about is _____!" or "She is so rude!" or "She doesn't even know I exist!"  Just how would they describe me?  What would the verdict on my life be, from the evidence presented?

Father, I pray that You are written all over me; that your words come out of my mouth, your love shines from my eyes and my hands touch with your gentleness and compassion.  I ask that each day, as I spend time with You, You fill me up with your presence so that it spills out on those I come in contact with.  Let there be evidence of You in my life so that others might be drawn to You.  In Jesus' mighty name, Amen.

From His Lap,


25 comments:

  1. LOVE this!! As always, wonderful words.

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  2. Thank you, Kristin! You are always so encouraging and uplifting. I'm so glad you came by!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  3. I want to copy this what a great quote. I know God lives in you. I can tell in your blog posts.

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  4. Thank you, Terri! I want that to be the case...that you can tell. I see Him in you too!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  5. Hi Erin - what a great quote - I want to look at my life and ask the same questions. I want there to be significant evidence of God.
    Great post
    God bless
    Tracy

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  6. Isn't that a great quote, Tracy! Thanks for coming by! I hope you're having a great week.
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  7. "Is there evidence to the people I know, and even to those I don't know, but who see me out and about, that the God of love, grace, forgiveness, peace and life, lives in me?" I used to think so, however these days, I'm not so sure about that. I think people see what they want to see, and for me, most are seeing evil...~Hugs, M

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  8. Erin, evidence of Him is written all over you. Those that know you even just a little know your devotion and love of our risen savior. I love coming here for your little nuggets--warms my heart each time.

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  9. M,
    I see you as a wonderful Godly woman who is full of love, compassion and wisdom!
    I love you!!! Don't give up hope! God is working on your behalf.
    Blessings!
    ~Erin

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  10. Amberr,
    That means so much to me that you would say that! You are a blessing to me. I watch your kindess and diligence with people and I'm proud to "know" you!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  11. Oh, my! Your prayer is fulfilled. God's fingerprints are all over your heart and life. I think I'll put that up on my mirror...for a daily check! Thanks, sweetie!

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  12. Lynn,
    That means so much to me, coming from you!!! I desire to have His fingerprints on my life! You are such a blessing to me, Lynn!
    XOXO,
    ~Erin

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  13. Good words, very good words. Definitely something to think on! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Raylene,
    Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm going to try to be conscious of the evidence of God in my life every day!
    You make me smile!
    ~Erin

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  15. If I was ever arrested for being a Christian, I hope there would be enough evidence to convict me.

    Hope you have a wonderful time with your Dad! Parents are important folks! :o)

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  16. Becky Jane! You are sooo arrested and convicted!!! Guilty as charged! ;0)
    Love you!
    ~Erin

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  17. Beautiful message Erin... Hope you are enjoying the visit with your Dad!
    Take care,
    Lisa

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  18. I'm having a great time, Lisa! Thanks for stopping by! I wonder where the Traveling Journal is now. :0)
    XOXO,
    Erin

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  19. You are so gorgeous. Love your style and blog so much. I am your newest follower. Please follow me back...

    ♥Love from Turkey (Türkiye)♥

    http://antalya-magnificent-city.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow what a statement, what a question. After a crabby, argumentative, selfish day like today, with the conviction of the Holy Spirit weighing heavily on me, I'm afraid to ask! But isn't that the power of such a statement, it shakes things up a bit and makes room for Jesus to work! Thanks for sharing and holding up truth!

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  21. Beck,
    I had a rather crabby day myself & unfortunately it was with ones I love. Made me sad that they couldn't find any evidence in me!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  22. Hello!
    I started following you from the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop - Week 21! I am a part of the blog hop. :)
    I'm following your site, Google Friend Connect, Facebook, Twitter, Networked Blogs, etc. if applicable!
    I hope you had a great weekend!

    -Courtney P.
    http://couponingcourtney.blogspot.com

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  23. I love the quote. It goes along well with our sermon this morning that if we abide in Christ we will bear fruit which is the evidence of our salvation.

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  24. Courtney,
    I so glad you stopped by! I hope my blog blessed you! Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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  25. Rebecca,
    Isn't that a great quote!? I'm so glad you stopped by!
    Blessings,
    ~Erin

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