Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Bigger Picture of God

Recently in my devotions, I was reading in Luke about the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1). It tells about the miracle the Lord performed in bringing about John’s birth... It is an amazing record of God’s incredible work in preparing the way for Jesus to come and there is so much in this chapter. (I encourage you to read it for yourself!)

As I was reading it this time, this is what really stood out to me - The people who knew Zacharias and Elisabeth (John’s parents) marveled at what the Lord had done in their lives. Everyone who knew them had a bigger picture of God as a result of what they saw Him do in their lives.

It can be the same with our lives! God wants to show those around you and the world Who He is, what He can do, and cause them to marvel.

To do this - “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

We must do this - “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12

The key is that we are seeking Him, walking in obedience to Him, and allowing Him to work in and through our lives. (Luke 1:6)

As we do this, not only will we have the treasure of knowing Him more, but He will give the world a bigger picture of Who He is through our lives!