Transforming Tuesday: Are you a Dazzling Christian?

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BeautyThis week I’ve been hinting to my husband that I can’t wait until Christmas.  I need winter clothes NOW!!! It’s freezing here in Dallas and for a summer loving, California dreaming, heated seats, and let’s not forget the heating pad kind of girl that I am, to freeze until December 25th is just not an option.  So, my prayers will be answered soon.  I just feel the breakthrough.  Someone is going to come through on my behalf and bless me with a shopping spree like no other and I will dazzle to work, social events, and church with my new winter collection.  Okay, I took a moment to dream and dream really big.  I’m sharing this because I truly need clothing.  It’s not a want at this point.  I need more slacks, sweaters, and long sleeves because it looks like winter has come a bit early than most years.  Clothing is not the only reason I’m sharing this.  I’m sharing this because, while searching this morning for a piece of clothing here and another piece there, God spoke to my spirit.  He asked me, “What would it be like if my children were just as dazzling as the wardrobes they invest my money into?”  He is really on it this Week!  On my toes, I must confess!  I had to look DAZZLING up. What a beautiful word.  What a ring it brought to my ears.  What might dazzling mean I thought?  As I begin to read, my research said, dazzling means extremely bright, especially so as to blind the eyes temporarily. To be dazzling means to be extremely impressive, beautiful, or skillful. Dazzling in our eyes is what is blinging on the outside.  Dazzling in the eyes of the Lord is Him on the inside shining so bright on the outside that whomever we come in contact with is so blinded and impressed with the beauty of His grace, His mercy, His love, His compassion, His strength, His peace, and His forgiveness that they don’t care what you are clothed with.  His presence alone satisfies every need. Matthew 5:14-16 says,14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.The question is still on the table.

Are you a dazzling Christian?  Is His light burning, blinging, and glittering?  As we enter the Christmas season and begin to hang the lights, the mistletoe, and praying for other dazzling sparks to light up in our life.  Remember that He created you to be DAZZLING! I still need clothing, but I’m reminded that no matter what I’m blessed with, His dazzling light in me may be the only brightness in someone else’s day.  As I do my wardrobe check, I have to ask Am I a dazzling Christian?  It’s not what I have on the outside, but it is WHO I have on the inside.

Counting it All Joy,

Rev. Lucas

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