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Philippians 1:19-30

Paul is very conscious of how he is living and behaving before others because he knows actions, many times, speak louder than words. Phil. 1:20 "It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death." I can think of a number of times when I let my emotions control me and as a result I behaved poorly--losing my cool going through airport security or saying something snotty when I've gotten poor customer service or having a little road rage reaction when someone cuts me off in traffic.

The bottom line is we're all representatives for Christ whether we realize it or not. That's why I tell myself each morning as I leave for work that I am a representative for Christ and I'd better do my best to represent Him well.

So how do we maximize honoring Christ in all we do? What does being a representative for Christ look like for you? Tami W.

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Think, you represent something or someone in everything. So many wear Corporate Logos and present themselves as a corporate Sponsor, yet Corporations hold no allegiance to you.

When you are successful, give credit to The Lord.
When you fail, do the same.

Offer Grace in everything, turn from pride.
Jesus said Repent, He said that and more to the Religious Leaders.....

Its all about Grace and Peace, until Judgment Day.
People are dieing everyday w/o hearing The Gospel of Salvation through Chris Jesus.

The ultimate honoring of Christ is to do HIS will. Quit making your plans and be available for Him.

I think the main thing is to be in prayer and his word for daily strength and to try and think before we act. Are actions are a big represenative for christ because most pay more attention to our actions than our words,because our actions is what truly discribes who and what we are. Praise God..

I agree with you, Tami, that we must at all times remember that we represent Christ and His love for others. This is a goal, like many, righteous, but not always attainable. It's one of those under the category of: I'll try my hardest, ever remembering that I am human and will not always do it perfectly. Therefore I prompt myself to remember this goal as I experience the hassles of daily life by utilizing an assortment of 'memory boosts' throught my day: post-it notes displayed in areas I frequent i.e., car, bathroom, kitchen; house and car radio tuned to VCY (my choice of Christian stations); my small new testament in my purse so each time I look for something I am reminded to live in the Word; and humming spiritual melodies in my head. When living in the Spirit it is much easier to remember whom we are and what we are to do with God's grace.

I try to allow myself to listen more to Jesus through prayer and His word. Being thankful and content, dependent on Him for everything He has and will do for me, also helps me each and everyday.

God's Holy Spirit, dwelling within us, gives us the strength to live for Him moment by moment. Looking to Him constantly, then, is the best way to maximize living for Him.

I find it interesting how God can speak to us in so many ways through the same verses depending on our circumstance. I have a 90 yr old grandmother who's health is failing and has chosen hospice instead of undergoing further treatment, as she feels her 'fruitful labor' is done. I found comfort in verses 22 and 23,

"If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better."

as I know she is ready to depart and that is indeed far better.

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