Making Him Shine

I meet with a group of men every week and right now we are working our way through The Resolution for Men by Randy Alcorn. I came across this quote recently and was moved by it:

Ask yourself: “Is my life about me or about Him? Is it a picture of honor or dishonor toward God? Do my business practices, actions at church, and goals in life make Him shine or bring Him shame?”

The idea of making God shine is compelling. We are called to do all things to the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31). We should desire to live in such a way that His greatness becomes known more and more through our lives (Psalm 96:3). We should live to make the name of Christ famous. His renown should be our intense focus (Is. 26:8).

So, are you bringing Him shame or making Him shine? I leave you with that food for thought.


Pastor Wade


One Response to Making Him Shine

  1. Marvin Yates says:

    “The soul of a saint receives light from the Sun of Righteousness, in such a manner that its nature is changed, and it becomes properly a luminous thing; not only does the sun shine in the saints, but they also become little suns, partaking of the nature of the Fountain of their light. In this respect, the manner of their derivation of light is like that of the lamps in the tabernacle, rather than that of a reflecting glass; which, though they were lit up by fire from heaven, yet thereby became themselves burning shining things.” Jonathan Edwards

    Oh, since we are indeed to be little suns made righteous, holy and blameless by His blood in the sight of God. That He makes His face shine upon us, that His way may be known on earth (Ps 67:1-2). What a shame if we fail to shine for Him and allow the world to have a mere glimmer of His majesty.

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