Monday, February 13, 2012

In the Light


"...that we may be God’s children, 
blameless, sincere and wholesome, 
living in a warped and diseased world, 
and shining there like lights in a dark place."
Philippians 4
This crazy world we live in is desperate to see a 
living demonstration of authentic Christianity.
Sincere--
from two Latin words, sine and cera.
It means to be "without wax."
In Roman culture, when a sculpture had a flaw, 
the artist would take wax 
and fill the flaw so it would look perfect.
But when held up to a light, the flaw would be obvious.

I want my life to stand up to the light.
Without wax, a life of integrity and wholeness.
The inside and the outside are one.
A heart that cries, "Look at my life.
I may not be perfect but I am not covered up and hidden."
I want to be one who is wholly His.
Whether at home with my kids, alone with my husband,
in a classroom full of students 
or in a sanctuary filled with worshippers, 
I want to be sincere.
Living in the light, 
encouraged by His goodness, 
living to do what He wants.
Because He is so worth it.
And because our cry is to let His Kingdom 
come on earth as it is in heaven. 
It has to be real.
Jesus, You are all about light.
I want to love the light as You love the light.
But those who do what is right 
come to the light so others can see 
that they are doing what God wants. John 3:21


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