Endorsed By No One

August 25, 2005
by Heather Sutton

Romans 8:16 – God's Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. (MSG)

Lately, I have been walking in the early morning hours for exercise. Most people who have done this for awhile soon realize they are meeting the same people day after day.

A few mornings ago as I was walking alone, I noticed a man on rollerblades. It wasn't he or his mode of exercise that caught my attention, but his T-shirt, which read, "Endorsed by no one". As he scooted past, I saw his back, and I understood the slogan once I had seen the company name.

To endorse something means to support or approve it. This company was standing on its product quality, thus there was no need for any celebrities to say they approved or supported the product, in order for it to sell.

This made me think. What do I endorse? If someone met me, what would they say I endorse: my home, my job, my family, or my ministry in the church? What about my relationship with Christ? Would there be evidence to show a friend or stranger that I endorse it, by how much I back it, use up my energy in deepening it, or even speak up to tell others about it?

Is the quality of our most important relationship — our relationship with Christ — worthy of His endorsement?

Prayer: Lord, we love You. Sometimes the activities and things of this world, no matter how good or harmless, creep in and take Your rightful place. Show us what we endorse as most important in our lives so that we can correct what is out of place and live a life worthy of Your endorsement. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

About the author:

Heather Sutton
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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