Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Are You For Real?


I have been thinking about the one overriding quality that draws me to certain people, to certain blogs, to certain leaders or even churches. It would definitely have to be authenticity.

If something is authentic it is free from misrepresentation.

It is genuine.

It is real.

Things that are authentic usually are of great value because they are rare or because they bear their maker's name.

All people are valuable. Authentic people are valuable and rare and their Maker's Name is easy to see because pretense does not overshadow the work of art itself.

God, help me to be authentic. And genuine. And real. So that Your Name will be written on everything I do. And say. And touch
. And so that Your Name would not be misrepresented by my life. Amen

Is this your prayer, too?







3 comments:

Cee March 2, 2009 at 1:49 AM  

Authenticity is absolutely what I am drawn to as well. It is what I strive for and yes, is definitely my prayer.

I don't hear this word used very much these days so it is like a breath of fresh air to read your words.

Cee (from Our Creative Community)

Beth Brawley Taylor March 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM  

Thank you, Cee. I totally agree with you!

Amanda March 3, 2009 at 3:25 PM  

Yup. I read this and thought...I am authentic. Right??

he he

I think one reason I dont have as many readers as I would like is because of my honesty about my opinons... but that borders on obnoxious, not necessarily un-authentic.

God bless!
Amanda