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Friday, July 23, 2010

Shine & Share

"I am the Light of the World. Men crawl through their lives cursing the darkness, but all the while I am shining brightly... be a Light-bearer. The Holy Spirit...can shine from your face, making Me visible...Brighten up the world by reflecting who I AM."(214)
I praise God for all those who reflect & shine God's Light into my life. Their faces reflect His Presence. Their eyes, smile, expressions, tone of voice reflect His Love. What a contrast to others whose downcast faces refect the residual effects of crawling and cursing their way through life spiritually, emotionally, relationally!
Exodus 34:29-35 tells the story of how God's Presence so impacted Moses "that the skin of his face shone as a result of his speaking with the Lord." (Ex.34:29) As a young pastor's wife and mom, years ago, I was so inspired by that story that I challenged myself to maintain a devotional time with God, no matter what!
I want my face and communication to reflect God's love and goodness. Today, I want to be an expression of....
His Light to Others...dmc


  1. In my youth I considered astronomy as a lifetime profession. On the farm (especially before electricity invaded the countryside) one could see the stars, moon and some of the planets in all their glory. One of my older brothers taught me where to locate some of the most prominent constellations. I am still awed by the sight of Orion or Scorpio. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.” (Psalm 19:1-3 KJV) Ah, these are the shepherd boy’s words. I wonder how many shooting stars and comets David observed as he watched the sheep. Throughout history men and women have witnessed this small part of the great universe God created.
    Why did I think about this as I read today’s devotional? Well, God created the stars (the sun is a star) to produce light but the planets and moon can only reflect light when the sun ‘s rays illuminate the surface. Only the surface that is turned toward the sun can reflect its light. In the same way, we can reflect God’s light only if we turn toward the light of the world, Jesus. I too want to reflect God’s love and goodness to everyone I meet or contact.
    Forgive my rambling but I just had to share this example about light that David observed and science has studied and partially explained.

  2. I love the thought of being like the heavens that reflect and declare God's glory! It inspires me!