S04E094, Confusion, Panic and Peace, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E095, Tin Openers, Struggles and the Bible, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E094, Confusion, Panic and Peace, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E094, Confusion, Panic and Peace, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E093, When White Washing Isn’t White Washing, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E092, When Stubbornness Stops A Train, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E091, Rain, Wisdom, Pauses and Pushing On, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E091, Rain, Wisdom, Pauses and Pushing On, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E090, T Cutting Out The Good, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E090, T Cutting Out The Good, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E089, Stress, Confusion and Clearing The Decks, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E088, Road Closed Signs And The Beauty Beyond, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E087, Accepting things is a good thing! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E087, Accepting things is a good thing! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E086, Butter, Salt, Blending and Standing Out! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E085, Play the cards you’re dealt! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E085, Play the cards you’re dealt! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E084, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Good Struggles
S04E084, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Good Struggles

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S04E083, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Clear The Memory Banks
S04E083, Andy B 2 Minute Video, Clear The Memory Banks

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S04E082, Stop and Start, and New Beginnings, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E082, Stop and Start, and New Beginnings, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E081, Mis-labelled, but it’s not all bad!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E080, Get a second opinion! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E080, Get a second opinion! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E079, The blinking cursor of possibilities, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E079, The blinking cursor of possibilities, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E078, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Part II, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E077, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E077, Cables, Hard Work and Doing It Right, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E076, Memory, Speed and Effort, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E076, Memory, Speed and Effort, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E075, Goldfinches and Hedge trimmers, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E075, Goldfinches and Hedge trimmers, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E074, Half and Half, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E074, Half and Half, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E73, Holidays, Downtime and Service, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E072, Gifts, Lifts and Miracles, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E072, Gifts, Lifts and Miracles, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E071, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E071, Getting Past The Gag Reflex, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E070,  A change is as good as a rest, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E070, A change is as good as a rest, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E069, Priorities, Headspace and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E069, Priorities, Headspace and God, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E68, Things have a habit of changing! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E68, Things have a habit of changing! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E067, Keep Checking With The Real World, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E067, Keep Checking With The Real World, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E066, Seasons, they’re a changin, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E066, Seasons, they’re a changin, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E065, Watering It Down, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E065, Watering It Down, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E064, Turn It Off And On Again, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E064, Turn It Off And On Again, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E063, Record Players and Joy, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E063, Record Players and Joy, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E062, New Life needs the Old, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E062, New Life needs the Old, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E061, Look Behind You! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E061, Look Behind You! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E060, Beard Brushes and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E060, Beard Brushes and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E059, Jesus’ Virtual Ministry, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E059, Jesus’ Virtual Ministry, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E058, Out of Darkness Cometh Light, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E058, Out of Darkness Cometh Light, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E057, Bridges, Towers and Curtains, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E057, Bridges, Towers and Curtains, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E056, What’s Gone Has Gone, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E056, What’s Gone Has Gone, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E055, When Enough is More Than Enough, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E055, When Enough is More Than Enough, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E054, Medication, Alarms and Ignoring God, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E054, Medication, Alarms and Ignoring God, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E053, Be Led, Not Driven! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E053, Be Led, Not Driven! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E052, Tuck and Roll! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E052, Tuck and Roll! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E051, Look Back, But Don’t Fall Over! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E051, Look Back, But Don’t Fall Over! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E050, Dusting, Cleaning and Resting, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E050, Dusting, Cleaning and Resting, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E049, Keep Going, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E049, Keep Going, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E048, Pretty Drains and Plungers, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E048, Pretty Drains and Plungers, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E047, That Sinking Feeling, Part II? Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E046, The Right To Speak? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E046, The Right To Speak? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E045, What Time Is It? Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E045, What Time Is It? Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E044, That Sinking Feeling, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E044, That Sinking Feeling, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E043, Crutches Aren’t About Weakness, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E043, Crutches Aren’t About Weakness, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E042, We All Need A Friend, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E042, We All Need A Friend, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E040, Whose Truth Is It Anyway, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E040, Whose Truth Is It Anyway, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E039, Chairs and Individuality, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E039, Chairs and Individuality, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E038, Closed Isn’t Necessarily Shut! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E038, Closed Isn’t Necessarily Shut! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E037, Fires, Vents and Fuel, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E037, Fires, Vents and Fuel, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E036, Pancakes Aren’t Fiddly! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E036, Pancakes Aren’t Fiddly! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E035, It was working last time! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E035, It was working last time! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E034, No Ball Games, Guest Episode, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E034, No Ball Games, Guest Episode, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E033, Frustrations That Shouldn’t Be, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E033, Frustrations That Shouldn’t Be, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E032, Sunflowers And Reaching For The Sky, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E032, Sunflowers And Reaching For The Sky, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E031, Snakes and Ladders, and God’s Goodness, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E031, Snakes and Ladders, and God’s Goodness, Andy B 2 Minute ......

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S04E030, Prayin’ and Textin’ – it ain’t all good… Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E030, Prayin’ and Textin’ – it ain’t all ......

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S04E029, Change Is Good! No, Really!! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E029, Change Is Good! No, Really!! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E028, Whiplash Weather, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E028, Whiplash Weather, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E027, God’s Wi-Fi And Good Connections, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E027, God’s Wi-Fi And Good Connections, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E026, Beard Growth, Mess and…Growth! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E026, Beard Growth, Mess and…Growth! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E025, Tables, Chairs, Faith and Decision Making, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E024, Do What You Can When You Can, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E024, Do What You Can When You Can, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E023, Filters, Designs and Knowledge, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E023, Filters, Designs and Knowledge, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E022, Check with The Instructions, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E022, Check with The Instructions, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E021, Peace Through the Trials, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E021, Peace Through the Trials, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E020, Autumn, Death and Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E020, Autumn, Death and Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E019, Cycles, Cycling, and Shaving, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E019, Cycles, Cycling, and Shaving, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E018,  Boots, Names, Memories and Identity, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E018, Boots, Names, Memories and Identity, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E017, Dehumidifiers, Control and Trust, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E017, Dehumidifiers, Control and Trust, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E016, Mud, Bicycles and the Cycle of Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E016, Mud, Bicycles and the Cycle of Life, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E015, Wells, Digging and Jesus, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E015, Wells, Digging and Jesus, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E014, Velcro Tabs, and Spot The Difference! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E014, Velcro Tabs, and Spot The Difference! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E013, Rocking Chair Worries, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E013, Rocking Chair Worries, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E012, Baking Trays, Yorkies and Spiritual Growth, Andy B 2 Minute Video
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S04E011,  Equal Tension and No Wrinkles, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E011, Equal Tension and No Wrinkles, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E010, Fruit, Dentists, Words and Actions, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E010, Fruit, Dentists, Words and Actions, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E009, We’re Going On A  Bear Hunt, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E009, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E008, Dishwater Tea Is Just Wrong, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E008, Dishwater Tea Is Just Wrong, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E007, A Busy Business, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E007, A Busy Business, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E006, Journeying Alone, is Lonely! Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E006, Journeying Alone, is Lonely! Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E005, Weeds, Flowers and Cultivation, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E005, Weeds, Flowers and Cultivation, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E004, Don’t Wait To Live, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E004, Don’t Wait To Live, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E003, Purposefully And Beautifully Created, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E003, Purposefully And Beautifully Created, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E002, Shredded Tyres, Persistence And Holes, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E002, Shredded Tyres, Persistence And Holes, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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S04E001, Focus, Time, Distractions And Calling, Andy B 2 Minute Video
S04E001, Focus, Time, Distractions And Calling, Andy B 2 Minute Video

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I’ve always said that perception trumps reality. It doesn’t matter what the truth may be, if our projected image doesn’t back it up. And the bible tells us that we shall be known by our fruits – it’s the basic underlying principle that lifted up the widow who emptied her purse against the rich man who gave so much, but only a tiny portion of what he had.

As Christians it’s easy to think that we need to blend in to our surroundings, in order that we can maintain our witness, and maintain that opportunity to witness to others.

In my truck driving jobs I was routinely ostracised by my colleagues, and managers, when I stuck rigidly to speed limits. However, sometimes, I’d found myself alone with a driver and they regularly told me how much respect they had for me, but knew they couldn’t never drive the same way. They wanted to, but didn’t have the courage to do so because of the other drivers (who also, generally, wanted to drive legally too).

I randomly met one of those drivers, quite a few years later. My boss had followed my following career change – setting up a high street shop – with obvious pride for one of ‘his’ former drivers. He would speak of me often, and it seems there was no small amount of pride at what I had gone on to do.

If there was a line up of people in your workplace, would you be picked out as being a Christian? Or would that finger move on to somebody else, and skip over you, because you were too silent and hidden about your love for Jesus Christ?

We don’t have to go around with a large bible, holding loud prayer meetings on our lunch breaks – that isn’t a good strategy to endear people towards you! But we should be obviously Christian through our actions.

In our workplace, our professionalism should shine out because of our faith. Does your faith stand out enough to be seen through your work ethic?

Actions matter, because that is how people judge us. The bible even tells us that we will be known by our fruit (what we are seen to do).

So be careful what people see of you!! Do be authentic. But, never hide your love for Jesus – you can’t possibly know who needs that most, next. When they have a need, will they know that they can be safe to turn to you?

Just a thought…

Andy B

0:07
So another Andy B 2 Minute Video. And this one was an inspiration from a private conversation I was having with Alan, a lovely Scottish man who writes for Devotional Treasures, his blog.

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Now, as people we come across in all sorts of different ways. People will perceive certain things. They'll see certain realities. Certain things that are true will be perceptions. Certain perceptions will be true. And this is how we go through life. We are always projecting something of who we are. And, sometimes, that can be real and true. And sometimes it can be a little bit fake. But that's what happens in life.

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I know that personally, I'm very, very comfortable around delivery drivers, or people who work in, kind of, manual skill kind of labour areas, because that's where I spent a lot of my time. So I'm quite relaxed and very normal and natural around people like that. People wonder why they talk to me. Well, I just listen and I talk their language. I'm not projecting something I'm not, I'm being myself.

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In your life as a Christian, how transparent is your faith?

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Do you project an image of well, yes, I do like God. And I do think church can be important, but it's not that big a deal. In order that you can not have to hard a time at work. And maybe get that promotion that you really, really want. Or, perhaps, you want to be asked to do a particular things so you think 'Well, I'll just I'll fly below the radar and they'll never notice'.

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How transparent are you and your faith? How obvious is it that you actually are a Jesus loving disciple? Do you hide that? Are you honest about it? If if people were you know, there was a line up, and people were asked at their workplace, who were the Christians, would you have a big light and arrows pointing at you, 'This is a Christian'.

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Let's never be afraid of our faith!

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Just watching something about the Second World War and the Allied Forces finding some of the extermination camps of the Jews. And when you track back a little bit in tim', one of the things they did is 'Well Jews are very obvious to spot' and there were posters 'Find a Jew', 'Spot a Jew', Report a Jew', and, well, it was kind of obvious what they looked like. And actually that was how they were so often targeted and tracked.

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You read Hiding Place, you realise that some Jews were so obviously Jewish that they were really hard to hide. Corrie Ten Boom didn't care. She loved the people.

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Are you hiding your faith? Are you transparent about it? Do people know you're a Christian?

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You haven't got to go around bashing them over the head with a Bibl. But, actually, we are supposed to stand out and look different, and to behave different.

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Perhaps it's time for you to be a bit more obvious, and I'd be more honest about your faith.

2:45
Just a thought.

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Comments

This post currently has 7 responses.

  1. Alan Kearns

    05/07/2022 at 20:44

    I smiled my way through this one Andy, nodding at every word…Great stuff brother. I can’t wait until you read Friday’s Devotional Treasure; we will have a job convincing folk we haven’t collaborated I think. Praise God for His Holy Spirit guiding writers in different places to tell His message.

    • BerryBunch.family

      05/07/2022 at 21:29

      Always encouraging to get such an agreement to the words you write.

      Yes, I am certainly looking forward to your Thursday and your Friday post this week.

      I live how the Hony Spirit guides to creating something that meshes together so we’ll. I’m eager to see what you wrote now!

      Andy B

  2. davidsdailydose

    06/07/2022 at 12:11

    This is powerful stuff, brother. As our friend Alan would say, “I am a wee bit convicted.”

    The reality is we are the only Jesus that some will ever see—meaning Christ in us is what others should see. 🙏Heavenly Father, may I be more transparent in my faith. Amen.

    • BerryBunch.family

      06/07/2022 at 12:52

      Thanks for these encouraging words (especially since you’re so very busy at this time!). It means a lot!

      This one really struck a chord within me too.

      Amen to your prayer!!

      Reyner (?-not sure how to type his name – The Devotional Guy) has used a quote, a few times, about us possibly being the only bible people may ever read.

      Your reference is the same sort of thing…that we need to make our lives count. Not by unecessarily-offensively, or stresffuly, shouting about Jesus, but by letting His fragrance ooze out of our every pore so that he remains even as we leave a room.

      Oh Lord let us be good ambassadors for you: Amen.

      Andy B

      • davidsdailydose

        06/07/2022 at 15:31

        Summer school finished up on June 30, so the wife and I are both off for a little over a month—before school starts in the fall.

        The guy you are talking about is Rainer (pronounced Rye-ner—like rye bread. He lives in the Dallas Texas area and runs a homeless shelter.

        • BerryBunch.family

          06/07/2022 at 15:47

          School finishes over here in a few weeks I think (don’t keep a very good handle on that since we home educate)

          Jo loves the school holiday as her journeys to work are SO much less stressful and problematic

          I used to love school holidays a trucker too…the roads suddenly emptied themselves

          Andy B

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