Trust God’s Opinion
Shine Like Stars
Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:5-11
Key Verses: Philippians 2:14-15
Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe
Being used of God is a great feeling and a self-esteem booster! To think that this God of the universe wants to take my life and make it a significant piece of the puzzle in His divine plan… what an ego builder! In my opinion, nothing feels as good as feeling good in the Lord!
The entire chapter two of Philippians is a powerful chapter in God’s Word. In the middle of this chapter, and I believe central to all that is taught in the chapter, is Philippians 2:13: “for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” As we walk close to our Lord each day, God puts desires in us, so we want to do the things that will “shine like stars” among those still in darkness. We’re not always conscious of this fact, but that doesn’t change the fact that He is working in us.
Our scripture for today tells us one more “opinion” of God’s: He wants us to shine like stars in the universe. In other words, as stars can be seen thousands of miles away, God wants His children to shine so bright that no one will miss God’s plan. It is God’s will for everyone to be saved from eternal destruction. It is God’s will for everyone to turn to Him via His son Jesus Christ! Everyone who chooses Him suddenly begins to shine—to beam out God’s message: God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. How does God use you? God uses the Light in you, if you become His willing vessel!
Father, I don’t feel like I shine like a star at times. Today I will trust your words and your opinion, believing you’ll shine through me. In Jesus’ Name, amen.