Having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation (1 Peter 2:12)
* A great deception of our media-saturated age is that a person has to be prominent or visible to be influential. Jesus taught quite the contrary. Standing on a rural hillside with a few thousand farmers, fishermen, carpenters, and other men and women of humble background, He pronounced them as the “salt of the earth” and the “light of the world.” (Mat. 5:13-16)
Jesus brings the same message to you. You are valuable and worthy in His eyes, created as His workmanship for a lifetime of good works that will demonstrate the reality of the kingdom of God to a blind and captive world.
Realize your worth in Christ. You were not created or saved by accident but by His design, to be used for His purposes, which will have eternal consequences.
Whoever you are, whatever you do, wherever you are, Christ can use you today. Accept your worth to Him and your value to others. Your life is a fragrance of the indwelling Christ.
-Enter His Gates, Charles Stanley
July 29, p. 220
For almost twenty years, I’ve been living the life God has given me. I thank Him so much that I have known Him as the Savior and Master of my life. I know, deep inside my heart, that i have failed Him so many times but i still want to overcome the problems I’ve been facing throughout my life and be a living proof that He has been doing something glorious in my life.
Let’s make our God-given life worthy to be a fragrant offering to Him that gave it to us. Remember that our Life came from Him, so He’s the only one who can take it away (Job 1:21). Let’s not waste it.
Blessed be the Name of the LORD.