A great deal of thought goes into what we wear each day, how we fix our hair, and how we work to make ourselves presentable to the public. We shower and take time for grooming to make ourselves presentable. We will polish our shoes and even our nails to make sure we look nice. After all, we wouldn’t want to draw attention to ourselves because of our lack of polish! But, how often do we take time to polish our heart before we get started on our day?
“Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.” (Psalm 51:13)
You don’t have to be a great teacher, preacher, evangelist, etc. to lead sinners to the Lord. Your lifestyle alone should separate you from the world and cause a non-believer to notice a difference. This difference is your open door to share the message of God’s great salvation with anyone who would be drawn to Him as you lift Him up in your daily life. Don’t put on an air, just let the love of God shine through … sinners will notice, the Spirit will draw them, and the door will be open to share!
So, when you’re polishing your physical appearance each day before leaving the house, take a few minutes to polish your heart through time spent in the Word and in prayer. His light will shine both inwardly and outwardly, bringing glory to God by drawing those around you to an awareness of His presence within you.
Dear Lord, as I begin each day, help me to remember to take some time to prepare myself spiritually to meet the world. Lord, I pray You would use me to help those who don’t know You to find their way to You through my lifestyle, my attitudes, my countenance. Show forth Your glory through my life and let it shine on all with whom I come in contact. Then I will know that I have taught transgressors Your ways and sinners will have been converted unto thee! Amen!
“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6)
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