Do you radiate?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him.
(Exodus 34:29-30 (NIV))

Isn’t that just like human nature?

If you knew someone who had been in the presence of God, how would you react? Would you be afraid like the Israelites were. Would you be drawn to that person with a desire to know what they had experienced in the presence of God?

It is hard to say what each of us would really do if we were given the opportunity to be in the presence of someone who glowed because of a contact with God. It is even harder to say what we would do if we were that person who had the contact.

Think about it. It is not an every day occurrence, and most of us would be terrified at the thought of being in the presence of God. Yet, isn’t that what we claim we want when we accept Jesus as our Savior? There is nothing to be afraid of. There is only grace and mercy at the cross of Jesus!

We can radiate what light we have been given. We may not glow in the same way that Moses did, but we still have been given a light. We are to share that light. We are to be the light to the world. Even when we don’t feel like we are capable of reflecting God’s light, we have accepted that light and we must show it to others.

Faith is a choice. There are days when I don’t feel saved. There are days that I don’t feel peace. There are days that I don’t feel that grace can cover my sins. Even when I don’t feel like I am loved by God, I have to keep telling myself that faith isn’t about feeling or seeing.

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
(Hebrews 11:1 (NIV))

We must have the faith to radiate God’s love to all whom we see. We must ahve that faith even when we may not feel like it.

In your day to day lives, if someone sees you, would they think that you radiated the love of God?

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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