RADIANT | Day 18…
How can we be more Radiant in the everyday of life? How can we shine brighter till Christ comes returns? Sometimes being RADIANT isn’t found in some epic thought or profound resolution but tucked away in the very simple things in life. Sometimes being a brighter light is simply being thankful.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. | 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. | Psalms 107:1
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. | James 1:7
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. | Colossians 3:15
rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. | Colossians 2:7
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. | Colossians 4:2
It would seem pretty amusing to be heard saying you are thankful for the pile of dirty dishes or for the car payment or even for the load of laundry that seems unending. Or what about the more life altering moments that weigh us down and leave us questioning our purpose. Sometimes the storms become so violent death and destruction seem inevitable. The raging sea you are desperately riding out seem to have no end. It is very hard to hide a storm and raging seas from those who seem to be arms link away… What if we were radically transparent with our lives and no matter the storm showed great faith and thankfulness. Can you imagine the confusion, the question, the disbelief? Can you imagine the GLORY our God would receive when His mighty voice quieting the storm and His outstretched hand settles the raging seas. What a declaration, a testimony to the ONE true God. Can you imagine if we were able to stay focused, hold on for dear life to our Anchor through the toughest times in our life, fighting the enemy in Jesus name… can you imagine the story that would be? The RADIANT light that would shine? WOW! A story full of restoration, redeeming love and hope would be so BRIGHT reflecting the pure LOVE of Jesus.
You want to really get people’s attention? Really? Be thankful. Simply in ALL things, be thankful.
Honestly, from my heart… I would live everyday again, a thousands times over, to be able to be where I am at this very moment, looking in His beautiful face and reflecting HIS Radiant light.
I am thankful. Oh Father God, teach me to be thankful.
be thankful and be radiant!