DayBreaks for 05/16/12 – No Proclamation Needed

DayBreaks for 05/16/12 – No Proclamation Needed

The evidence is clear…

Matthew 7:16 (NLT) – You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?

John 13:35 (NLT) – Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.

The visitors walked through the orchard, among the trees heavy with ripe, juicy apples. The branches drooped down toward the earth from the weight of their fruit. The farmer, who has lovingly cared for the trees for many years, smiles with delight as he leads the tour. He explains how he has carefully cared for each tree, pruning it so that it would give its best yield. There is one thing that he did not inform the group. He did not tell them that this was an apple orchard. There was no need. The orchard was filled with apple tress. The fruit made it obvious.

Have you noticed how some people are so quick to profess and proclaim their Christianity?  I know that we are to confess and be witnesses, but have you ever felt that some folks were working hard to make it obvious by telling everyone about their faith and commitment?  It is almost as if they are trying to convince not only others, but themselves, about their faith.

If asked, we should proclaim our allegiance.  If persecuted, we should hold tight to our confession.  But in everyday life, we shouldn’t have to say a word because it should be clear to everyone, obvious even, Who we belong to by the fruit we bear and the love we have for one another.  Does that describe you?

PRAYER: May our walk with you be so close that there will never be any reason for someone to question who is the Lord of our life!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

I Am 2 is now engaged in a project to provide temporary shelter, food, water and adult care to 37 orphans in Migori, Kenya.  We are trying to raise up an army of compassionate people who will each contribute whatever they can – even $5-10 each, to help us provide care for these children until our partner in the project, BrightPoint for Children, can secure sponsorships for these 37 kids.  If you want to contribute, follow this link and scroll down to find the “Donate” button: Help the 37 Migori Orphans

Thank you!  Your donations are tax deductible for 2012.  If you prefer to send a check rather than give through PayPal, write it and mail it to: I Am 2 Partners, Inc., c/o 3678 Creekstone Drive, Norcross, GA 30092.

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2 thoughts on “DayBreaks for 05/16/12 – No Proclamation Needed

  1. Pingback: Quote for the day: 16-05-2012 | Blowfish12

  2. I kinda know what you are saying I do love everyone but I can be defiant in certain subjects,I have learned not to mark because you never know where you will be in the next day, or year from now.I can never say never, because that is also true some of the things we hate or detest we may find ourselves doing in time or when problems face us. Lets face it we really don’t know ourselves enough to mark anyone and their walk. Would you let your child die of starvation or take a pie out on the window sill of a neighbors house to feed him? Would you trespass on their land if the only water was across on their land?Like in some countries.We are so very lucky to be in the land of milk and honey and everything good under the sun.Yet there are times when we are never satisfied and want more,or the need to learn is there, and we wonder off to learn things that might not always be what we need to know.Time changes all life, and time has no boundaries,my life is to love as many people that I can and help those who need help, my God wants me to be a good Shepard and do what the Lord would, only I can’t feed the multitude alone. With you I have more of a chance to the work God wants us to do with the time we have left.Every day someone dies from lack of food and water just the plain things we don’t even think of,not to mention medicine and all the things we have and they have not the basics.
    OH Lord Jesus our God and Redeemer open up the eyes of your children and let them see even $1.00 can help someone to get a blanket or a drink of water,open their eyes and let them give with the heart of God not with a grateful attitude,feel good about yourself today give a buck to your favorite cause and make today count. Blessings and Peace!!!! I love my Catholics and I love my Protestants we are all Gods children!! God Bless them all!!!!

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