As believers in Christ, we can be bubbling over with life. We can be vibrant, alive, active, energized, peaceful, and joy-filled.
It is our approach to God that determines our attitude and countenance. When we approach God with boldness, thankful for His grace and confident that He loves us and He is for us, we can’t help but be full of life. However, a legalistic, religious approach to God steals life. It does not nourish it. Remember, Paul said, “The Law kills, but the Spirit makes alive” (2 Corinthians 3:6 AMPC). When we follow the Spirit, we feel alive.
Each of us should ask ourselves the question, Would people want what I have by watching my life and looking at my countenance? Is my life reflecting a thankful, expectant heart, excited about what God is going to do each new day?
We are to be the light of the world. Make sure your light is shining brightly today.
Prayer Starter: Father, I am thankful that I can come boldly to Your throne because of Your amazing grace. Thank You for Your joy that brightens my life. Please help my light to shine brightly for the world to see. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
From the devotional The Power of Being Thankful by Joyce Meyer.