We all know that police all over America are now wearing body camera’s. We have all seen the infamous footage of police dash camera’s. Some of the footage has been infamous, others we would have rather not seen.
But did you know….
If you go to Amazon you can buy body camera’s, sunglasses camera’s and helmet camera’s. You can also buy your very own dash camera for your car. The police started wearing them to provide evidence that was indisputable, one way or the other, of what was going on in the pursuit, apprehension and detainment of those suspected of a crime. Now, there is more to it than that but those issues are not the important point. But today, everyday people are wearing them. I was interested as to why…
What I discovered was that some have begun to wear them as a way of documenting sexual harassment. Others have begun to wear them to create YouTube content from the crazy things they do. Others, just because they think it’s cool. The new surge in Uber and Lyft drivers have spurred the purchasing of the dash camera’s but others have begun to do it as well.
But my question is, what about God? Doesn’t He see everything? What about all the things that the camera’s don’t see? He still sees it. With that in mind, how should we conduct ourselves? How should we conduct ourselves at work… in our daily lives… in the drive on the way to anywhere… in our homes… behind closed doors? And here is the real kicker… He even knows our thoughts ! So what are we to do?
It’s simple but difficult… we surrender! We are never going to get it all perfect… It’s impossible. So we surrender our whole lives to God and ask Him to help. The Bible tells us that we are transformed by the renewing of our minds. We must surrender our minds. What about our work life? We should work as thought we are working for Jesus! I know…. I know… your boss here on earth is no Jesus, but… just realize that we answer to Him and who know’s if our godly example doesn’t begin a work in that boss! As far as those crazy drivers go, just pray for them. Praying will help you refocus on what is good and right.
Now, what about the rest of it… realize that you are going to slip up so give yourself so me grace. Yet, don’t allow this to be an excuse that you use to justify bad behavior and ongoing bad choices. In Hebrews 12:1-2a it says …
“Therefore since we are surrounded by such a huge cloud of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run the race with endurance that God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith…”
Follow Jesus! We will talk more about this next time – So until then, remember – You are His Masterpiece and you have a Holy Spirit Cam that sees far more than anything man devise.