“When people see how courageous and optimistic you are during your troubled times, they will be drawn to Christ.”Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler – Beyond Belief To Conviction (2002)
Reflecting Jesus is to live by His example at all times…good as well as bad.
For Jesus, you might say, it’s easy for Him to be courageous and optimistic during troubled times – He is God. He knows and sees all. He is privy to the endings.
For us, courage and optimism are hard because we do not know what lies ahead. We only see darkness. But, Jesus, (I say this in a good way, see last week’s post), He calls us to have faith in His word. Jesus is the light that shines the way through troubled times.
Jesus’ word gives strength to press on, believe, accept a purpose to what we experience, good times as well as bad. Following Jesus creates His reflection on us…His glory shines.
2 Corinthians 3:18 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.
Be a reflection of Jesus – shine the light of His word for others to see.
ARE YOU A FOLLOWER OF JESUS?
Have you invited Jesus into your heart? Now is the perfect time. Pray this sinner’s prayer found at Gotquestions.com.
“God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen.”
Blessings to you as you receive redemption through Jesus.