The last thing I felt like doing that day was shining for Jesus. I know Jesus calls us to be the light of the world, but the blazing sun had already zapped my energy—did Austin really even need more light?—and the last thing I felt like doing was going to Target to buy baby clothes and driving a half hour to visit my friend home from the hospital after childbirth.
Reading a book in my air-conditioned bedroom sounded more inviting. (What was even wrong with me? My friend was a refugee from a war-torn country, and all I could think about was air-conditioning?)
Somehow, I managed to eke out a prayer for grace and get in the car.
Later the smiling faces of excited children met me at the door and led me upstairs to their mother. When I hugged my friend and saw her sweet angel baby, I realized it was worth it. I enjoyed the visit. Even though my lamp wasn’t burning so brightly, the love of Christ touched my friend.
Jesus said, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16)
Yet some days I don’t feel much like shining.
Have you been there?
When it feels like our lamp has burned out, we need to draw closer to the Jesus, so He can revive the flame inside us…
This week I’m celebrating the 6-month birthday of More of God: A Distracted Woman’s Guide to More Meaningful Quiet Times.
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