“Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us” (Philippians 3:17).
If you are willing to look, you will see those who walk in the way of Christ. You will also see those whom you think might be faking it. You and I are not the judge, but Jesus did tell us to pay attention to the fruits. Observe those who walk by faith and follow their example. Walk in the way of Jesus and walk in the way of life. God knows every man’s heart and knows those who walk in faith.
Lord, Your judgment pierces every heart. You know. You just know. Let me never be among those who are faking it. I will sin, this I know. I will fall short and this is true. But never let me go to the place where I pretend in front of You who knows. Let my heart be willing to confess all sin and be holy in Your presence. Guide me ever deeper in this faith so that I may show that faith in all I do.
Lord Jesus, You have come to save those who will look to You. Guide me, O Lord, in order that I may walk in the newness of life that You give. Let me be the genuine and real deal so that I may never be caught trying to fake my fsith. It is not possible and I do not ever want to try. Lead me to be genuine in faith, true in intent, and holy in the Father’s presence which can come through Your atoning blood alone. Amen.