Wednesday, September 17, 2008

How long will you shine?

I've recently heard of "moveie stars" "Hollywood" come down hard on Sarah Palin. They complain that she doesn't have experience, doesn't have what it takes to be VP or President. I heard one say the other day that she was not famous so therefore she shouldn't be in the lime light. Now I really thought that was nothing more than jealousy, but I don't guess I could expect anything deeper than that from Hollywood.
Then I heard Sarah Palin say that the thing that makes her qualified for the job is God working in her life. Now how better could one say it. She gives God credit, glory for who she is and for her future. This is a very wise women and in my book she shines better than any "movie star" who is in the lime light today.

Wouldn't you just know it, in my quiet time today, God led me to scripture that just fit into my thought process. Now it probably is the other way around, God allowed me to have thoughts that just confirmed His Word, but which ever way, God is true.
Listen to this: Speaking of the coming of Christ,Daniel the prophet wrote in chpt 12"At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; and there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall wake, some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt. (this is good, listen what God says to you, me, Sarah Palin, to the whole world. Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.

WOW! Did you hear that? God says that if you want to stand out, give glory to Him,
Be a praising worshipper, Shine in His Kingdom, we are to seek out wisdom and win people to the Lord. This is not like the stars in Hollywood who come and go in a certain period of time, This is a for ever and ever period of time. ETERNITY!
How can you and I become wise, well God didn't hide it from us or just allow certain ones to be wise. In James 1:5 God says to everybody; "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. Then in James 3:13-18, we are told what real wisdom is.
So folks, we have no excuse for not shining like the stars of heaven, we have no excuse for not shining like the moon and the sun. God desires for us to do so.
Ecclesiates 8:1 says; Who is lie a wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? " A man's wisdom makes his face shine, and the sternness of his face is changed."
Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Sharing God's word with the world is God's plan for bringing in the sheeves. Jesus says that, He came into this world to seek and to save all that are lost. That was you and me and now, we have the awesome privledge to share what God has done in our life with the world.

Are you doing this? Are you shining like the stars? Are you giving God glory and honor by and through your life?

I challenge you to get into God's word today and begin to shine.


BethAnne said...
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BethAnne said...

I watched the interview with Sarah Palin's talking to Greta Van Sustern husband the other night. It showed footage of her after he won some big sled race and they asked her how hard he trained for the race. She made a few jokes and then said "We give God all the credit, that's who we give the credit to".
She's got my vote!

Greg P. said...

Preach it brother! I loved that post.

You are absolutely right Eddie. If you keep your eyes on God you will never go wrong. You may not always achieve YOUR goal, but, maybe God has another goal in mind for you to achieve, and your trust in Him will lead you to it. It's not about us... it's ALL about Him!