We have all seen those white window decals that people have on their cars. Some have their favorite team logo, while others may tout their child's prowess on a baseball field. They have become the "bumper stickers" of the new millennium.
Our kids' school got into the act last year, and parents throughout our town have a red and blue "G" in their back windows promoting the fact their child (and a lot of their money) goes to Glenbrook.
I have traveled many miles down interstate highways, only to see the "G" on a passing car.
Recently, our church decided to "sell" these type of window decals as a fund raiser for a missions trip. For a mere $10 donation, you can tell the world you attend First Assembly of God.
Several of us jumped at the chance to promote our church on our cars. We love where we worship and want others to know it. Might I add, the decals look superb.
All was quite peachy, until...
I realized on my daily commute to work that not only was my window decal a promotion of my church, but a display of my testimony. No, I don't think going to a particular church will get you to heaven, but displaying that you go to church will cause people to look at you (or your vehicle) differently.
Now, I think twice when I set my cruise control. I not a speed demon by any stretch of the imagination, but you still look at it more closely when you know others are watching (and perhaps judging).
On a lighter note, I told my pastor, "Good thing I don't tell anyone they are 'number one' with my finger anymore."
He laughed and promised to pray for me.
So if you see me and my window decal on Interstate 20 anytime soon, just know that I am a proud member of First Assembly of God and I'm still trying to get deliverance from my lead foot -- haha
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