Sunday, June 13, 2010

My Life - A Reality Show

Reality shows abound these days, every network has tried to capitalize on this craze and most people have a favorite reality show or two or five! Question is, if your life was a reality show and there was a camera and crew with you everywhere you went capturing details of your life, what would people discover about you or me? What would they learn about the power of your Jesus? We have all heard the saying over and over that “we may be the only Jesus people ever see” and I’m afraid that we have heard it so much that we no longer take the concept seriously. I ran across a statement while reading today that said, “People don’t care to meet my Jesus until they meet the reality of Jesus in my life.” I read that in a book by Lysa TerKeurst entitled What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. So, when the camera’s rolling, is He a reality in your life or is He an idea, a story, a duty. Is He just something we mention when the situation is fitting?
For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.
1 Corinthians 4:20

The reality of Jesus in our lives is what will draw others to the Kingdom, if they don’t see Jesus in me, it’s possible they won’t be interested in Him at all. People are busy enough these days and are hesitant to commit to something else. They want to see more than “words,” they have to see something real, something powerful to be impacted. Why would they want to commit to Jesus if all they see are people who have a “form of godliness but have denied its power” (2Tim 3:5)? From their perspective, the example that is often demonstrated for them would just be another yoke to carry along with all the others the world has handed them. Why would they want to be a part of something that appears to require the sacrifice of changing their lives without seeing any demonstration in our lives of the benefits this side of Heaven?

How much of a reality is my relationship with Him? If your answer to that question is not what you would hope, take heart, this “power thing” is not something that we have to produce on our own. He has given us the same power that raised Jesus from the dead according to Ephesians 1:19-20, and it’s His power and spirit working within us that will show others how real He is. If we allowed that power to be alive and active in us, what would we say to the camera in those little “interview” times, when there is no one but ourselves and the camera? What “secrets” could we reveal to them about who He has been to and for us? If you can’t think of secrets you would share regarding your experiences with Him, I encourage you to spend some time seeking Him. Just Him. Not activity, not do’s and don’ts, Him.
Aren’t reality shows about real things people experience anyway?

Amy Dotson, RPDOTK (Royal Princess Daughter Of The King)
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