Know and believe me

Beloved of Christ Jesus, the Word of God in Isaiah 43:10a says: ““You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He.” God wants every Christian to be a witness in this world. The Bible says that every believer is the salt of the earth and the light of the world (Matthew 5:13-14). Thus we should live a life that is different from those of the  world. A witness is different than a journalist. A journalist has a duty to convey information about other  people, whereas the task of a witness is to give testimony of what he had experienced, seen and felt  personally, rather than telling other people’s experiences. That is why the Holy Spirit was poured upon the  apostles with the purpose of they could gain power to be witnesses. “But you shall receive power when the  Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria  and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8). We see that there are many Christians whose lives that do not  reflect a good witness to others. Sometimes we are very fluent when speaking in front of people, but in  reality we have not completely made their lives to become a witness. So many Christians know how to  testify but did not make his life as a witness.

Being a witness is not with mere words but must be through  our real lives. Thus, people can see the real Christian life in our lives every day. Our speech which align  with  our actions will reflect that the there is Christ in us. A witness usually long to testify to the people  around him about his life experience in God, so that others may know Christ through his life. If our  Christianity is mediocre and is no different from the world, then we will also have difficulty in witnessing,  because being a witness means faith and the values of the truth of Christ are not hidden, but expressed  through our attitude, words and deeds. Therefore, brothers and sisters in Christ, the attitude and example  of our lives is more powerful and effective than a thousand words which reflect the values of Christ to  unbelievers. “So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:16. Lord Jesus bless! Amen!