Read: Exodus 34:29-35
“For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
“What is it about Christmas decorations,” I asked, shaking a sugar covered wreath that I had found lying on a shelf, “that requires them to consist of all these little sparkles and things that are destined to fall off all over your carpet every time you touch them?”
“Guess it’s just more festive that way,” my coworker suggested, grinning and shrugging her shoulders. “It does seem to get everywhere, doesn’t it?”
After a day of merchandising the product, I could easily affirm her statement. It seemed that the more time I spent with the decorations, the more I had begun to look like one, myself. The glitter coated my clothes, my face, my hair, and was even inconveniently stuck between my toes. I attributed my magical glow to “my sparkling personality” and let it go at that, but I couldn’t help feeling that everyone who passed was taking note of my strikingly festive appearance. Everyone knew where I had been and what I had been doing!
Scripture tells us that, spending time with Christ should have much the same effect as spending time with Christmas decorations – the more we are with Him, the more we will look like Him. As His Spirit fills us, we will begin to conform more and more to His image and will – leading others to take note of who we are and in whose presence we have been!
Challenge: Are you spending time with God through prayer and the study of His Word? If not, commit to making time in His presence a regular part of your life. The more you are with Him, the more like Him you will become!
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