Seize the Moment – Day 209

Sacred Beauty in Ordinary Lives!

2 Corinthians 3


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Monday, October 12.


We are created and rescued to be restored Image Bearers of God’s presence in His creation—we are called by God to reflect His image to the world by how we love, care, and steward His creation. This world is our home and, as God promises in Revelation 21 & 22, it is His future eternal Home—the New Heaven and New Earth.


That means there is a sacred beauty to our ordinary lives! We are to reflect the glory of God as with unveiled faces. Our lives point to who and what is coming!


Paul teaches us this powerful truth in 1 Corinthians 3:17-18, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.”


The more time we spend with God, the more we will reflect His glory and grace to others. The more familiar we are with His Word, the more our words will reflect His glory and truth to others. Our stories will point to Jesus Christ, crucified, risen, and coming again.


Like the moon, we have no glory of our own. We, too, are designed by the Creator to reflect the Light of the Son. May your life be so free in the Spirit that you reflect the glory of God more and more in your daily life—may there be a sacred beauty in your ordinary comings and goings.


Seize the moment and SHINE His light and love by how you love, care, and steward God’s creation around you.


Never forget: Jesus is praying for you!

Have a wonderful day as you live in God’s amazing grace!

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