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“One day at work, I walked in and noticed one of the fluorescent lights was completely out. This made the area of the room by the door extremely dim and seemed to make the rest of the room darker as well. Suddenly, an often cheerful place was darkened. Even though there was plenty of other light in the room, having even one light out affected the whole lighting of the room.
In Philippians 2, Paul writes,
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
~ Philippians 2:14-16 ~
Christians are to shine the light of Christ to the world, that they might see Him and desire Him.
How often do we really strive to shine Christ’s light to the world?
Do we even try to stand out and be different from the world around us?
~ 2 Corinthains6:17 ~
God wants us to be set apart from the rest of the world. He wants us to strive to be like Him, which is drastically different from the sin-cursed, sin-glorifying world in which we live.
Shining as a bright light in a crooked and perverse generation may seem impossible, uncool, unfulfilling, or even boring.
But it is what Christ has called us to do.
That light being out at work changed the atmosphere of the entire room. Had that light been on, it would have changed everything.
Be a shining light.
Don’t hide, don’t hold back.
Shine for the glory of Christ. 🙂
without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
~ Philippians 2:15 ~
Guest post by Micaela .
Micaela is a lovely young lady who posts at Everyday Encouragements. (www.everydayencouragements.wordpress.com) Her blog is awesome. 🙂
Thank you so much, Micaela! 😀