With 1440 minutes in a day and 365 days in a year, we’re given plenty of opportunities to shine. The thing is, we tend to forget that small acts of kindness are every bit as powerful in drawing others to Christ as those we plan and prepare for. A smile, a word of encouragement, a glass of water, a prayer, a text, or a compassionate ear, are just some of the ways to show love and to glorify God.
When Boaz let Ruth glean in his field.
When Noah’s sons covered their father.
When Jonathan gave David his armor.
When Abigail fed David’s army.
When Moses protected the daughters of Jethro and watered their flock.
When a woman washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair.
When Rebekah drew water for Abraham’s servant’s camels.
When Ahimelek the priest gave bread to David and his men.
Throughout scripture we see ordinary people loving and giving in extraordinary ways–ordinary people glorifying God.
C.S. Lewis once wrote, “Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see Him.”
Imagine the difference that one person can make–that YOU can make–by shining your light in this world.
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Challenge yourself to reach out to others in small ways. Let the little things you do speak volumes about the God that you serve.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16, NIV)
Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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