On last Monday, before the Virginia shooter had been identified, I heard a doctor, (unfortunately I cannot recall his name) speaking of the characteristics of such a person. “He should have been leaking,” I recall him saying. “There should have been evidence appearing to those around him that something was askew in his mind.”
Those words caused me to consider the Christian and how important it is that we “leak” God to those around us. It should not be a kept secret that we are a people who are striving for righteousness and holiness and that our mission in life extends beyond the sphere of this globe. Our objective is “other-worldly,” our appearance is difference, there should be a glow on our faces, our manners should be impeccable, our attitude sterling, and our passion for God and His work clearly visible and easily discerned. We should be “leaking” godliness.
It is said that in the midst of a tough battle in World War II, General George Patton, one of the greatest military leaders of all time, said about battle, “God, I love it!”
Consider again the beautiful words of Paul as he wrote to the church in Ephesus: Chapter 3, verses 14:20
“For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,…”
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