Thursday, September 28, 2006

Contagious

Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
~Westminster Shorter Catechism

Last week I attended a workshop which included talking about feeding your family healthily. The speaker, a mostly raw foodist and vegetarian, spoke of her impact of healthy eating on her family. One comment that was of particular interest to me was how she went about changing her own sister's eating habits. Instead of telling her what healthy foods to eat, she merely fed her these healthy foods when her sister would visit, which, in turn, contagiously spread to her sister's eating habits.

Isn't this true in our own Christian walk? And most anything, for that matter. People mostly respond to a good thing they see in other people's lives, not neccesarily through words, but actions. I know this is not a radical thought, but don't we all need reminding?

The Lord created this concept, and knows that it works best:

Likewise, you wives, be submissive to your husbands, so that some, though they do not obey the word, may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, when they see your reverent and chaste behavior. ~I Peter 3:1-2

Let us be contagious, in all good that we do, for our children's sake, for our family's sake, but mostly for the glory of God.


5 comments:

Katherine@Raising Five said...

I love that verse. So empowering, isn't it? Uniquely influential in our little sphere - for the glory of God.

Holly said...

Hi Andrea...it is such a blessing to visit your blog. I've enjoyed myself so much. You do a wonderful job of conveying your thoughts and devotion to God and your sweet family.

Shanlilac said...

Yes,

Our living is the most powerful message of all, far more than our words. I like the way you put it.

Inihtar said...

I used to think that living a Christ-like life and being an example to others was easier than talking to them about Him. I was so wrong!

Andrea said...

Yes, inihtar, it is definitely harder! Especially with children! :)