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Powered by 4 - June 17, 2010

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Thursday, June 17

Stop That Flicker

today's reading.
Philippians 2:12-18    Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling...
Philippians 2:12-18

think about it.
Why does God work in you? How can you "shine as lights" in your world?

the blog.
Paul's instruction to "Do all things without grumbling or questioning" because we are to shine as lights in the world is a good one--especially for me this week. You see as much as I'd like to tell you that I'm always a bright, shining light to the world, I can't. Sometimes my light flickers, and my most recent "flicker" was just a few days back. I was traveling for work and having difficulty with flights. It had been a long day and then it happened, I totally lost my cool with some young lady just doing her job as I went through security. I know, shame on me. Afterwards I just kept thinking What kind of picture did you paint for that young lady of being a Christian? I sure wish I had thought of Philippians 2:14-15 before I acted.

So how can we draw on Paul's wise words today? And what are some things we can do to keep our light shining steadily before the world? Tami W.

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