Shine as a Light In the World



Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world. Philippians 2:14,15, BSB


We should every one stand where we can uplift and bless. We are to speak words that will comfort and encourage. 

God would have us help one another to be of good cheer. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. By beholding, you will be changed into the same likeness. 

If there are any of you who have weak faith, remember that it is because you do not work on the affirmative side. It is of no use for us to think that we can carry forward the glorious work of God without strong, unfaltering faith. The world is fast becoming as it was in the days of Noah. Satan is working with intensity of effort… we can gain success only as we co-operate with the heavenly angels, who will go before all who press forward to do that which God has said should be done. 

Let us remember that we are laborers together with God. Brethren and sisters, let self be crucified, and let Christ live in you, the hope of glory… The work of righteousness is to be wrought in you through the mighty power that God has given. When in weakness and feebleness you say, “Lord, I lay hold upon thee,” power from above will be given you. 

Let us cast aside all murmuring and repining, and be filled with the spirit of praise…  I beg of you, my brethren and sisters, to bring Christ into your hearts and into these meetings. Then there will be rejoicing such as you have never before heard, and you will be gaining a fitness for the heavenly home, where God’s redeemed ones will sing the song of victory. 

God wants you to praise him far more than you do. Read the Psalms, and you will see that by offering praise you glorify God. Educate the voice to offer him thanksgiving. Thus you will bring strength and courage to those around you. I pray that at the very beginning of this meeting the salvation of God may be revealed. Brethren and sisters, open the door of the heart and let the Saviour in. Then you will praise God with heart and soul and voice. I thank God that it is our privilege to use our voices in this service, to speak words in season to those that are weary. 

The Review and Herald, June 15, 1905 


My Heavenly Father, I open my heart in thanksgiving to You for Your mighty power. I cast aside my complaining spirit and fix my eyes on Jesus, fill me with the spirit of praise. By faith I lay hold upon Your strength that I may be Your witness to uplift and comfort others. Help me be a blessing in speaking words that encourage and cheer, let me be Your shining light in the world. 



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