Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove (become) yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear (shine) as lights (luminaries, stars) in the world, holding fast (forth) the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.
Philippians 2:14-16 NASB
Glorious God, may I find reason to glory because I did not run this race of life in vain nor toil in vain. Forgive me of my grumbling or when I dispute because it brings dishonor to You. Transform me into a blameless and innocent child of Yours, above reproach in this perverse and crooked world that acts corruptly toward You, for they are not Your children but are a perverse and crooked generation. Lord God, may I be found righteous in Your sight, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of Your word, Lord. God, as Your beloved child, help me to imitate You by walking in love, just as Christ also loved me and gave Himself up for us all, an offering and a sacrifice to You, Lord God, as a fragrant aroma. And God I pray I will solemly testify and keep on exhorting, “Be saved from this perverse generation!” For and to the glory of God, in the name of Jesus, amen. Deuteronomy 32:5/Luke 1:6/Ephesians 5:1-2/Acts 2:40
🌹“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 NASB
Do all things without grumbling or disputing;so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did notrun in vain nor toil in vain. — Galatians 2:14-16
Where are your priorities, your heart? Is it on crossing the finish line in the glory of Christ or grumbling your way through life focused on winning the next dispute?
Do you not know that you are the light of the world? (Matthew 5:14) A light to those who walk in darkness? (Romans 2:19)
How we walk this life will reveal to the world who we believe Jesus to be. We are an open book hopefully revealing Christ as Savior, Light, Love, Joy, Prince of peace, Patient, Kind, Good, and Faithful. In our life we can be ambassadors for Christ or silent witnesses. Our choice.
We can be successful in crossing the finish line in glory by holding fast to the Word of life. So how’s your book of life revealing Jesus Christ? Is it?
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.