I couldn't help but notice the pale blue light that was casting it's glow in my dining room tonight. I knew it meant one thing:
There's a full moon out tonight.
That got me to thinking:
We are like the moon ~ it doesn't give off its own light. It simply reflects the sun's light. Depending upon its phase, or how much of the moon's surface is actually facing the sun, determines how much light we see reflecting from the moon.
Have you ever heard someone say, "Well, if THAT'S a Christian, I don't want to be any part of it!" or "I've been burned by Christians." ? ? ? I have. It's sad. . but true.
The effectiveness of our testimony of God's love & grace is determined by the amount of "US" God has.
- Am I withholding a piece of my heart from Him, or am I fully surrendered to His will?
- Am I spending too much time on my iPod, YouTube, texting friends, or even at Christian social gatherings ~ or am I spending enough time seeking God in His Word?
This world is a dark place---just a glimpse of the evening news is proof of that. . . We need to shine for Him. . . and the only way to fully shine is to fully look to Him.
If you don't know Him as your Saviour, there is hope: there is a phase of the moon where it has completely turned its back on the sun, and we only see its dark side. But guess what that phase is called? The New Moon. It's about to begin its turn towards the sun....and before we know it, a sliver of light will shine.
It's never too late to turn to the SON....the Son of God. He longs to fulfill your heart and your life with abundant joy and peace. :)
"Behold...I make all things new." Revelation 21:5
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)