Be A Light

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Philippians chapter 2:

13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,

15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world

There are many things each of us do on a daily basis which seems to be of no consequence but we must not assume that to be the case.  As we learn to live in a state of constant gratitude, even the most mundane tasks can take on new meaning.  Let us embrace each task as a ministry unto FATHER WHO is working in us.

Since HE works in us according to HIS will and HIS good pleasure, everything we do is relevant in some manner.  Every task moves us closer to being blameless, harmless, and without fault.  The crooked and perverse generation all around us will do the same tasks but in a begrudging manner as though they are entitled to sit around and do nothing.  We become a testimony of stark contrast when both of us are side by side thus our light shines even brighter.

If I am called to serve others in some capacity, then I should be the best server in the building.  If I have to work late to handle some time-sensitive issue, then I should do it without complaining.  Consider what FATHER expected of HIS Most Holy Son:

5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,

6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,

7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,

11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Jesus embraced His calling to humble Himself even to the point of becoming obedient to death.  FATHER’S plan for redeeming mankind was successful because of Jesus’ obedience.  FATHER has a plan for each of us to also be lights unto the world so we should embrace the tasks each day knowing that the end result will be accomplished in us and through us.  Clear that table with a smile.  Wash those dishes with a smile.  Be happy when you de-clutter that closet.  When you have to work late, do it unto FATHER.  Be a blessing in everything you set your hand to and do it unto FATHER for HIS good pleasure!

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