So death works in us, but life in you. 2 Corinthians 4:12
The Bible says that when Christians consider their bodies to be dead to sin, then the glorious spiritual life of God shines in us. In other words, when I do things to stop sinning, like cancel the cable TV channels that promote ungodliness, I open the potential for God to shine in me. You may say, “why would you limit your freedom”? Not only will I limit my freedom, I will actively kill the thoughts, actions and motivations that are contrary to God. In doing so, I am promised that God will bring light, life and salvation to me and others around me.
Is there any area of life that is unpleasing to God right now? How can I reveal it, instead of conceal it.
God, shine through me, through every crack in this clay pot, so brightly that people squint their eyes as Your glory bursts out of my imperfection exposed to the light of the gospel and Your amazing grace.