Friday, May 3, 2013

Stars in the World

Do everything without grumbling and arguing so that you may be blameless and pure, innocent children of God surrounded by people who are crooked and corrupt. Among these people you shine like stars in the world.  Philippians 2:14-15

The temptation is that when we get around others we act as they do. Rather than being a good influence, we often enable bad behaviors. Often we even use others bad behavior to justify our own. We are as bad as those other people after all.

But this is not the way God wants us to live. We are to shine! We are to live as the example of faith in a faithless world. We are to live as the example of light in the darkness.

This is no easy task, but with God all things are possible. We must agree to surrender our desires to God's desires and our lives to the life God has for us. Even in tough times, it is easier to be where God wants us to be, than anywhere of our own devising.

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