Be a Light

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:23–24

Often we want others to notice our acts of service and good deeds. This desire might reflect our prideful egos or the way we’re overly concerned with what others think. No one is perfect, and we shouldn’t try to present an image of perfection to those around us. In fact, if we want them to see God’s grace in us, we will have to let them see our shortcomings.

Such transparency and strength illustrate a godly life more than any attention-getting “good deed” might reveal. Certainly, we want to be the light of Christ in the world’s darkness, but this doesn’t mean we have to set the place on fire! Sometimes the glow of one flame is enough to illuminate the darkest night.

Sharing our struggles with others also keeps us humble and dependent on the Lord. We don’t try to take credit for his work, but instead use those moments when others notice as a natural way to share our faith. When others encounter us as down to earth even as we look to heaven, they will want to know our Father above.

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Pray: “Jesus, help me to be vulnerable with the right person at the right time today. Allow our conversation to reveal your strength in my weakness.”

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