My daughter was so excited with her purchase. Glow-in-the-Dark Putty! She couldn't wait to get it home and see it glow. Imagine her disappointment when it did not glow at all. Luckily her older sister was there to save the day.
"You have to charge it," she said. "Hold it under a bright light for a while, and then it will be able to glow in the dark." It had to have a source of light to glow.
As Christians, we need to learn a similar lesson. Without God, we cannot shine. We have to be "charged" by God, and then we can let His light shine through us. We are then equipped to go and spread His Word, letting our light shine so that people will see our good works, and glorify God in heaven.
But like the Glow-in-the-Dark Putty, we will eventually lose our power to glow. How many Christians have you seen who either burn-out, or who become mired in sin? We wonder how it can happen to someone who was so committed to Christ? Simple. They failed to re-charge.
It is wonderful to serve God. But we must also take time to rest, to draw close to God, and to recharge and renew our spirit. Then we can glow-in-the-dark and be a light to the world. And as we draw closer to God when we recharge, He will be able to mold us, like putty, to walk in His will and His way.
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6
Kelly Combs is a Christian wife, mom, writer and speaker. You can learn about Kelly by visiting her website at www.kellycombs.com