Philippians 4:4-5 Let your light shine

You are a mirror. A light reflects off of you onto everyone you come in contact with. What affect does the light you reflect have on others? Does it burn? Does it make them shut their eyes and turn their face away? Is it warm and inviting? Is it judging and condemning–reaching to expose every flaw? Does it reveal the flaws but draw them close anyway?
 
 
Philippians 4:4-5 (The Message)

 Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!

Here’s how it works: Read the verses and pray about them.  Is there a word or phrase the jumps out at you? Is there a picture that comes to mind? Do the verses remind you of something in your life? Draw a picture or write the words and let the Holy Spirit guide your thoughts.
Why study the Bible this way? If you take it into your mind and heart enough to translate it into a picture or word, it becomes part of you. If you add a sentence or two of explanation, you then engage another part of your brain which cements God’s words even firmer into your heart and mind.
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