My neighbors have been doing some remodeling inside their home. When it was up for sale by the previous owner, I had looked at it and considered it for purchase, however, it was dated and needed many things changed, so I passed it up because there were other homes available. Yesterday, I took a peek at their progress, and was blown away by the transformation. It’s a middle unit, so natural light is something that is coveted, but what they have done has brought the light into it. They wanted to be part of our community, even it that meant buying the only one available at that time.
Here is the lesson: God may still be working on your inside, but people will be drawn to you by what you project on the outside. We need to be the community that others want to live in, even if God is still doing some remodeling. We need to show kindness and love to everyone, even those who hate us for taking a stand for what is right, and moral. The way you act and live may be what changes their attitude towards Christians, and may encourage them to accept Jesus, and become a part of the community of believers.
for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light Ephesians 5:8