Shine on!

Shine on!

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 NKJV

You are God’s show piece! Imagine that God was a master craftsman who designed an artwork, be it a beautiful painting, sculpture etc. and after that put it in a show window for display. That art work or show piece is you!

But the story doesn’t end there. He created you for good works. What are good works? The list is endless. Good works include anything you do using the wisdom, intellect, gifts, talents, wealth etc. that God has given you. In the grave, buried in the depths of the earth are books that were never written, songs which were never sang, plays and movies which were never acted, academic degrees that were never achieved, businesses which were never built, ministries that were never started etc. …

You may have asked yourself this question. What is the link or bridge between where I am now and where God wants me to be?

The answer includes this piece of advice – keep shining where you are. If you are in a department in church keep serving faithfully. Your moment would present itself. Consider how Elisha served Elijah and the reward of his service to Elijah; contrast that with Gehazi’s service to Elijah (1 Kings 19:19 -21, 2 Kings 2 & 5).  Faithfulness, honesty and diligence would usher you into your destiny.

Joseph had a dream that one day his parents and siblings would bow down to him. The dream meant that he was one day going to be a prime minister. What was the link between where he was and the dream? It was in his faithfulness, honesty and diligence wherever God put him.

Kent Keith said “the good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow, do good anyway. If you are kind people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives, be kind anyway…”  Shine on! You are a city on a hill that cannot be hidden. A light on a lampstand giving light to all who are in the house. (Matthew 5:15)

Shalom!

 

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  • Philip Reply

    Shine on everywhere.

    God richly bless you,my lecturer.

    May 13, 2020 at 6:17 am
    • Nathan Reply

      Wow!!!i am really inspired. Faithfulness, honesty and diligence would usher you into your destiny.

      May 13, 2020 at 10:26 am
    • Philip Reply

      Great words of wisdom. God bless you sussy

      May 13, 2020 at 8:18 pm
  • Cecilia Ayileoh Reply

    Wow, wonderful piece yes, shine on.

    May 13, 2020 at 6:29 am
    • Kweku Noah Reply

      Nice piece, God richly bless you.

      May 13, 2020 at 7:18 pm
  • Wisdom Willittee Dogbey Reply

    God bless you, my indefatigable Law Lecturer.

    May 13, 2020 at 6:40 am
    • Odasani Reply

      Thanks Sue!

      May 13, 2020 at 7:20 am
  • Odasani Reply

    Thanks for sharing…. Had just one question though. Who was Kent Keith please?

    May 13, 2020 at 6:47 am
    • Sue Afutu
      Sue Afutu Reply

      Kent Keith was born in 1949. He is an American writer and leader in higher education. His career spans from being an attorney to being President of the Pacific Rim Christian University in Honolulu.

      This quote is taken from a poem he wrote “The Paradoxical Commandments”. His other publications include Servant Leadership, Jesus Did it Anyway and The Christian Leader at Work

      May 13, 2020 at 7:15 am
  • Isaac Kwofie Reply

    This is my new discipleship class ….Light on top of a hill

    May 13, 2020 at 8:02 am
  • Sheila Reply

    God bless you for sharing this Sue

    May 13, 2020 at 10:01 am
    • Marian Reply

      We are truly created unto good works.
      As rightly said in Matt 5:16; let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and praise your father in heaven.

      Keep up with the good job. Blessings!

      May 13, 2020 at 7:54 pm
  • Sally Reply

    Nice piece.. indeed, we’re his workmanship. Created into good works.. keep the good work up Sue!

    May 13, 2020 at 7:53 pm
  • Sena Reply

    Nice piece. Blessed, thanks

    May 13, 2020 at 8:03 pm

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