How do we shine in a dark world?
Paul David Tripp in his devotional New Morning Mercies, wrote, “Here’s the plan: a God of grace makes his invisible grace visible by sending his people of grace to reflect his grace to people who need grace. You have been called to be the look on his face and the tone of his voice. The touch of his hand and to represent his presence and his love. You are placed where you are to make his mercy and faithfulness visible and concrete.”
I explain the concept of working in God’s grace in my post Purpose: Find a purpose that excites you. Operate in kindness, volunteer, be an example of a peaceful spirit. When an opportunity arrives, be generous, caring, available and willing to help. Simple attentiveness to another person can have a big impact. Representing God’s care happens within our family, our neighborhood, our communities, and at our jobs.
So polish up your confidence in the light of God’s Word and go out there and shine!
Matthew 5:16, Living Bible: “Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father.”
2 Corinthians 4:6, New International Version: “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”