The Graceful Dancer

As soon as I saw Amanda walk through the door I knew it was her.

Genesis 26:26-35

Reference: They answered, “We saw clearly that the Lord was with you; so we said, ‘There ought to be a sworn agreement between us’—between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you (‭Genesis‬ ‭26‬:‭28‬ NIV)

Explore: My friend, Belinda, brought her cousin to church. She was keen for us all to meet her talented cousin, Amanda, who had been studying at the local school of dance.

As soon as I saw Amanda walk through the door I knew it was her. She was thin and elegant and even her walk seemed graceful.

Even if my friend had not bragged about her talent, I would have easily guessed she was a dancer. Her every fibre moved to an unsung classical piece and I could just imagine her on stage, capturing the attention of a willing audience.

Application: It was obvious and clear who my friend’s cousin was. I wonder if I am that transparent.

It is not my job that I would like people to instantly see, but can people see my faith as soon as I walk in the door?

Do I live and breathe my dedication to my Saviour in such a natural way that people can pick me as a Christian from a mile off?

I would love to say this is true, but some days and in some situations, I am far from it.  But that’s not to say I can’t keep working on it.

If we are to follow Christ then every fibre of our being should exude His character. The more we love Him and emulate His character, the closer we come to living out His purpose.

Prayer: Lord, may we live and breathe Your love and grace so that people can’t help but notice You in us. Amen.

What would people see when they look at you?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.