Unexpected Switch

Unexpected Switch

Besides the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, other people can stir up the light of the Lord in our lives. It is an unexpected switch because it’s not based on our doing, but the Lords’. Regardless of how we feel physically, or emotionally, we come alive when He leads us to minister to someone else.

A co-worker shares their burdens and encouraging words flow out of us, even though heavy burdens trouble us as well. Someone calls us for prayer, and the Holy Spirit takes over. We might be down, but the moment we worship together, strength quickens us. As we remember this switch, we look at others in a different light. Fellowship with the Lord and with others kindles our fire.

We do not realize when we walk into a room that we bring the light. In a natural room, the bulbs that are working will make up for the one bulb that is not. Our presence is significant. It ministers to those around us, even when we are silent. The enemy and circumstances try to separate us from one another because of the increase of the light we reflect together. We shine brighter, from glory to glory

2 Corinthians 4:6 “For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 

 

 

Recognizing God’s Glory in Others

Recognizing God’s Glory in Others

We seek to recognize the workings of God in other people’s lives. When we focus on the progress others are making in their walk with the Lord, instead of their struggles, we encourage them in their journey. 

We are not to compare their growth with ours or focus on their lack more than their progress. Because our trust is in the Lord, we trust His ability, not the people’s.  Instead of their weaknesses, we look for the works of the Lord. 

We also look for the work of God in those who are not born again. Satan blinds minds to stop people from believing. The only answer is Jesus. Understanding his strategy with unbelievers shows us how to pray for the loss. We pray for God to shine His light, bind the blinding of the enemy, and open their eyes. The Holy Spirit removes the veil and translates them from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. 

Our perspective shifts from what the enemy is doing, to what the Lord is doing when we gaze at the glory of the Lord in others. His presence, His touch, grace, and mercy are a blessing to behold. We rejoice in hope, from glory to glory! 

2 Corinthians 4:6 “For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”