Philippians 2:12-18 (New Living Translation)
Shine Brightly for Christ
12 Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. 13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
14 Do everything without complaining and arguing, 15 so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
16 Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless. 17 But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy. 18 Yes, you should rejoice, and I will share your joy.
This is a pretty clear and applicable Bible passage, so I will just end with a quick note of prayer:
May our words, actions, and attitudes be pleasing to the Lord. I pray that we will use the light of Christ to shine love on the lives of those around us and they will see the joy we have in Jesus.
With love and prayers,
“Shine” – Newsboys
Shine, make them wonder what you’ve got!