"You just love the Lord, don't you?"
I turned around in the middle of the dairy section to see an employee that I have seen almost every weekend for over a year now, looking at me expectantly and smiling. I answered, "Yes... Yes, I do," and he just grinned. "I could tell," he said. He said that he has seen me come in every weekend dressed modestly and with a smile on my face, and he just knew that I must be "a believer."
How often do I forget that I am always on display? We as Christians are reminded that we are always to be ready to give an answer for why we believe what we believe. I never get a free pass to act un-Christlike. I will sin, of course, but I must always remember that I am supposed to represent Him at all times.... when I'm homeschooling... when I'm frustrated at the doctor's office... when I'm shopping... when I'm face to face with someone who bothers me... when I'm talking to friends... or, (in the situation I find myself in this morning) when one of my children is sick and needing extra Mommy time. At ALL times and in ALL places I am to act in a way that brings Him praise.
May I never forget.