Seeing Jesus And Speaking Jesus

When traveling to certain cities in the U.S., like Knoxville, Tennessee and Chapel Hill, North Carolina - about all you see and hear are things related to the college of that city and their latest endeavors. In Knoxville, almost all you see is the orange and white of the Tennessee Volunteers and talk of their progress in football, basketball and other sports. Same goes for Chapel Hill, except you have the color of Carolina or sky blue and white at every turn and talk on every corner of their past, present and future.

I look forward to the day when everywhere one turns we see Jesus and speak Jesus. The pure manifestation of that desire, according to Scripture, is New Jerusalem on the New Earth. Believers will receive a great taste of that concept during the Millennial Reign of Christ. But we can begin practicing right now looking at life with Christ-like perspective and start placing Jesus in our everyday descriptive speech as well.

How the believer does that is to run all his/her  decisions through the filter of the Holy Spirit. Before your words are formed, before your words demand action - submit your thoughts and plans to God's will. 

Psalm 119:105 says,

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path."

This calls out God's Word to be used as our Life Instruction Manual. The "lamp experiences", are the issues right around our feet, the ones near us we need help with. The "light experiences", the issues out on the path ahead, in the future, those are instances needing long-term vision.

Until the Rapture, until the Millennial Reign of Christ, until the New Heavens, New Earth and New Jerusalem are revealed - believers have God's Word and His Holy Spirit (Jn. 14:26) as guides. Therefore, let us practice at Seeing Jesus And Speaking Jesus.