God created us in His image and set before us a path unique to each one of us. As Christians, we are called to represent Him through our actions, our thoughts, and our words, so that others may see the kindness, love, and grace that He has brought into our lives. By representing God in all that we do, we can help others know Him!
In the Bible, there are several instances where we are encouraged to reflect God. John 8:12 says, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” We are to reflect God and shine His light to others, as His light is shone onto us. We are God’s disciples, which means that we have been filled with a spiritual light that cannot be extinguished; we just need to let it shine!
Every day we are faced with stressful situations whether they be with friends and family, or with strangers that we meet as we go about our daily tasks. In these circumstances, we can either be quick to react negatively, or look at the issue through God’s eyes with love, understanding, and patience. It is easy to show God’s goodness when we are in a positive place both mentally and emotionally, but our true image and character are conveyed most in the situations that we cannot control. By walking close to God and finding peace and understanding in each situation, we can grow our faith and knowledge of God’s Word.
Let’s be a light to the world and show others how wonderful He is.
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18