Beloved, those around us who need the gospel, who need Jesus, are looking for believable people who can point them to our perfect Savior. And that means we must be real.
Philippians 3:17 says: Join together in following my example.
Several days ago, a well-known celebrity pastor who is a follower of CHOF Ministry sent me an e-mail right after a family tragedy. After he told me about his tragedy I realized that even though he’s a celebrity pastor, he was a real person with real crisis also.
Beloved, I’ve looked at pictures, read the post of many good men and women who pen their articles on social media. I see cancer post and wayward children post, and unfulfilled dreams articles and many other kinds of loss.
Beloved, celebrities, whether they’re a celebrity pastor, gospel singer, actor, actress, artist, or producer, They’re definitely just regular, real people writing and singing about a real God who understands our real problems.
You know, if there was a “Keeping It Real Hall of Fame” the Apostle Paul would unquestionably get my vote to be inducted. He had physical problems. He had legal issues. He had interpersonal relationship struggles to deal with. And in all of that chaotic reality, he still took the time to set an example for us.
In Philippians 3:17, Paul said, “Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.”
Dear Heavenly Father, You are perfection. Yet, You welcome us who are damaged people to come to You for salvation. You sent Your Immaculate Son to earth to die for us.
Lord God, help us to be real and genuine as we seek to point people to You.In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen and Amen.