A few thoughts following on from Tuesday’s post
We all have a little sphere of influence, our lives either spreading a little of God’s love or not.
There’s those at school or college and your life influences your friends and even your teachers. Then those at work you influence your colleagues, the teacher in a classroom has thirty souls, her attitude and responses influence, the stay at Home Mum has little ears listening and eyes watching to see how she reacts. The way we interact with others when we’re shopping or driving, it all either reflects the world or Christ.
‘The children of Israel were often influenced by their king or those around them, sometimes for good, sometimes for evil.
We read how ‘they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.’
How our old nature still goes after the world but if we’re helped to turn our eyes upon Jesus we will find that although He’s is not so alluring to our flesh the eyes of our souls…. ‘shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off’ and our heart will rejoice…
‘For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.’
How we need grace to walk out this truth…
‘I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.’
Friends let’s be those that seek for grace that we might always be looking to Jesus and reflecting a little of the glory of God to those around us.
“O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.”
2 Kings 17:15, Rom 12:1-2, Is 33:17, 51:3,