Silence and stillness before God (2 Min)

Read Philippians 2:12-18

Shine like Stars

Verses 12-16
Paul is giving us the “one, two” punch of cultural impact. Deeds and words! It’s not just enough to change our behavior by obeying God and not complaining, but we are also called to “hold out the word of life.” When I obey God, I care for the poor, serve my neighbor, I’m kind to my customers, I have integrity, I work hard, I encourage, and volunteer to help good causes, but if that is all I do my impact will not be that of a “shining star.” Paul encourages us to not only fill our lives with obedience, but also with words that tell others about Jesus. He’s not calling us to beat people up with Jesus, but hold out the word of life. It’s a picture of gentleness filled with kindness that gives people respect as we tell them about our Jesus.

Is there someone in your life that you desire to talk to about Jesus?
Would you pray that God would open that door?
How would you prepare for that conversation?


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