Keep Shining

Today there is someone out there that is carrying a burden of unforgiveness so heavy that they can barely put one foot in Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 9.10.15 PMfront of the other. It is growing day by day into a malignant force within you that will soon strangle all of the happiness within your soul. It will make you stop shining. Don’t let it. Don’t stop shining! In the book of Philippians Paul and Silas were stripped of their clothes and beaten with rods all whilst the townspeople taunted them relentlessly. When an earthquake hit in the middle of the night these two disciples could have made an easy break for it. They could have escaped. But they stayed. They stayed and forgave the man that stripped them. The man that beat them and publicly humiliated them. The man that relentlessly taunted them. They stayed because God’s work was more important. They were that Kingdom focused. Their act of forgiveness painted a beautiful portrait of God’s love to a man in need of hearing the gospel, which in turn led him and his entire family to Christ. Whatever has hold of your thoughts and emotions today – let it go. Don’t let it win. Forgiveness will release the pain that has festered inside of you for so long. Forgiveness will allow Christ to work within you in ways that you could have never imagined. It may be your opportunity to share an amazing testimony that leads someone to Christ. God wants you to shine for him. He wants you to shine BIG. 

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