Some days my light feels kind of dim. I can have days when I struggle not to murmur and complain and grumble and find faults and of course not to mention not to offend or to be offended.
I don’t always wake up feeling all warm and fuzzy. We all can have bad days.
I read this promise recently and I was
determined to be a better beacon of Christ’s Light for others. I am also glad I have the Holy Spirit’s help to keep my Light shining bright and to be fresh air to others in a polluted society.
We must hold firmly and stay filled up with Words of Life so we can give those Words of Life to others.
Today’s #WordOfGodWednesday is:
“Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the “light-giving” Message into the night so I’ll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You’ll be living proof that I didn’t go to all this work for nothing.~ Philippians 2:14-16 The Message
“Do your duty without murmuring’s. Do it, and do not find fault with it. Mind your work, and do not quarrel with it. By peaceableness; give no just occasion of offense. The children of God should differ from the sons of men. The more perverse others are, the more careful we should be to keep ourselves blameless and harmless. The doctrine and example of consistent believers will enlighten others, and direct their way to Christ and holiness, even as the lighthouse warns Mariners to avoid rocks, and directs their course into the harbor. Let us try thus to shine. The gospel is the word of life, it makes known to us eternal life through Jesus Christ.”
– Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary
As Matthew Henry said- let us try thus to shine!
Heavenly Father, help us Shine Bright with Your Love to point people to You.
How can you Shine Bright and thus be a beacon of Light or that fresh air for others? ~XXOO Michelle Bollom
image is courtesy of my late father Charles “Popo” Cosby from his 2003 painting “The Lighthouses of Texas”