Philippians 2:14-15 (ESV)
14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.
Some years ago, a woman was running for political office. And she went to a “makeover specialist” and had everything changed – her clothes, hair, makeup… everything! After she was done people that saw her thought, Is this the same person?
Do you sometimes wonder what you would look like or become if you had an external makeover? It’s fascinating to think about what the change might produce!
But the reality is, the Bible says it’s much more important to focus on making over our hearts. As followers of Jesus, we must put to death our sinful thoughts and attitudes every day, and instead shine like lights for God.
In this new year, let’s leave behind our hearts that are always complaining and be filled with thankfulness and love for all. In other words, don’t whine, shine!
Dear Lord, we pray that You would help us make over our heart and shine as a light for You in the coming year. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.