What’s The Report About YOU?

“For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth.” (III John 3)

Evidently some “brethren” left the presence of the church that John was addressing here, and brought him a report about their faith & practice. And when they told him, John said that he was “very glad”, because they shared how the people of the church were “walking in truth.” Which should cause each of us to ask ourselves: would they bring that kind of good report about ME?

When people leave your presence and company, do they tell others about how you are walking in Christian truth? That you adhere the basic doctrines of the Christian faith without wavering? And like the church John commends here, are you WALKING in those truths: applying what you say you believe in the way that you live and relate to other people?  CAN someone tell other people that about you? Would it be true? Or what WOULD they have to share?

If someone were to bring a report to John about your spiritual status today, would the Apostle be “very glad” about what he heard about you — or might he have to respond in some other way?

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, features the text of my sermons, book reviews, family life experiences -- as well as a brief overview of the Lifeway "Explore the Bible" lesson for Southern Baptist Sunday School teachers.
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2 Responses to What’s The Report About YOU?

  1. Kelly wingo says:

    Can you please comment below how you are doing regarding your Pots, and if you are still going to the same physician. In a desperate search for a doctor for my daughter.

    • Shawn Thomas says:

      Kelly I am doing very well with POTS — in fact I am back to serving in a full-time pastorate, with few if any residual effects of POTS. Unfortunately, other than the grace of God I don’t have any “silver bullet” answer as to how I got that way. I did see Dr. T for a while, and he upped my meds for a bit, but looking back I don’t think they ever really helped me. I gradually got better, stopped taking them entirely, and then stopped seeing him when he wanted to start giving me cholesterol medication. Looking back I really don’t know that the doctor was that involved in my recovery — I think it was due more to rest, being away from the stress of the pastorate, gradual exercise, and the grace and purpose of God. I am very grateful for my recovery and present service; my only wish is that I could be of more help to others with specific recommendations. I do pray for a number of folks with POTS, and I am glad to correspond and help however I can. Please let me know if you’d like me to add your names to my prayer list, and do not hesitate to ask if there is anything you think I might be able to help with. I have much empathy for those with POTS, and pray every week for doctors to find better treatments and a cure. God bless you two..

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