Wednesday, December 19, 2007

McWitness

One thing that you will always hear coming from my vehicle is really, really loud worship music, unless the chillin's are in the car; at those times the volume is kept at an auditory protective level. :) I LOVE to sing my worship to God, and even to grieve and love and wonder through Christian music. I realized today that people are watching. They are looking and listening to me being who God has created me to be. How did I realize this? I travel through a certain McDonald's drive-thru rather often on my way to my various activities. (Thankfully, McDonald's has made the move to provide healthier choices to those on the go). As always, I turned down my music and pleasantly gave my order for some apple dippers and a diet coke. Turned my music back up and joined back in as I curved around to the pay window. As I handed over my card, I smiled and said, "Hello" and joined back in with the worship. And today the girl working the window said, "You're always so happy and you make me smile." I responded, "Praise Jesus! Have a great day." Then I moved on to the get your food window and when the guy saw me, he grinned from ear to ear, "What are you singing today?" I responded, "Worshiping my Jesus." It has not occurred to me before that these people are paying attention to me. What a blessing that I bring a little brightness to their day and hopefully they are seeing not me, but Jesus in me. How did I know I was living a biblical principle?! Matthew 5:14(NIV) "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Although the Great commission calls us to go and make disciples, that doesn't mean we are all going to be Billy Graham. Evangelism starts at home with how you live out your walk.

4 comments:

Jenster said...

Hi!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

We never know what people notice, do we? That can be a very scary thought - especially if we don't always behave as we ought. On the other hand it's kinda cool!

This post made me think about one day several years ago when I was driving my kids to school. We were singing "Lord I Lift Your Name On High" with the radio and doing all the hand motions. We came up behind a car at a stop light and it was some other school kids with their mom and they were doing the same thing! The mom saw us in the rear view and we all started cracking up whilst maintaining the hand motions and singing. We didn't know them very well until after that.

mel said...

Great blog -- and cool title!! Thanks for the reminder that people are watching -- and listening. Keep jammin' the praise!

His Girl said...

this is FANTASTIC! I love forever the way that God is using you! You are such an amazing creation of His. I think that any job where you get to enjoy Judi worshipping... well, how could you NOT recognize it as a perk of the day?

*tra la la I love my friend AND my Jesus!*

Marsha said...

I know what you mean! I've actually almost been in an accident because I had the praise music up so loud I didn't hear the EMT's siren that was going through the intersection.

Welcome to the south. Southerners are very receptive and open to talk. Great witness, girl.