So we are always confident, because we know that while we are living in the body, we are away from our home with the Lord. We live by faith and not by sight. We are confident, and we would prefer to leave the body and to be at home with the Lord. So our goal is to be acceptable to him, whether we are at home or away from home. We all must appear before Christ in court so that each person can be paid back for the things that were done while in the body, whether they were good or bad. So we try to persuade people, since we know what it means to fear the Lord. We are well known by God, and I hope that in your heart we are well known by you as well. We aren’t trying to commend ourselves to you again. Instead, we are giving you an opportunity to be proud of us so that you could answer those who take pride in superficial appearance, and not in what is in the heart. If we are crazy, it’s for God’s sake. If we are rational, it’s for your sake. The love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: one died for the sake of all; therefore, all died. He died for the sake of all so that those who are alive should live not for themselves but for the one who died for them and was raised. (2 Corinthians 5:6-15, CEB)
We live by faith, not by sight, but people see us and they are led by what we do and how we act. We want to be acceptable to Christ so that our actions bring God’s light to the world. We do not bring God’s light to the world because of what we get for doing it, we do it because God first loved us and gave us light.
So we live our lives in a way that shows the love of God in everything we do. We do not put on appearances and act in a way to impress, but we live our lives and love out loud for all to see and to see the love of God.
We do not masquerade for people to get a different appearance of us, but we live our life out loud showing off the love that God has given us.
So Love out Loud and do not appear to be something you are not. Love as you are loved.
Loving People. Loving God.