What if the value of your life was measured by the number of people you’ve shown the light and love of God to?…Would this make you rich or poor?
Let’s say for every person you’ve shown the light and love of God to, your life’s value would increase by 1,000 dollars. Now there’s no telling how many people we encounter on a daily basis; so if we were to show every single person we encounter the love and light of God, it would take no time for the value of our lives to reach the millions. From our family and friends, to people on our jobs, individuals we reach through social media, and even strangers we walk pass in stores-we have hundreds of encounters with different individuals within one day alone. And whether the encounters are as big as holding an entire conversation with someone, or as small as simply holding the door open for another-we have countless opportunities to let God’s light shine through us! The kind word you could speak, that helping hand you could lend, or the simple smile you could give a stranger in passing could give someone a glimpse of God and initiate a desire within them to learn more about Him.
Now while we don’t always receive money as a reward for every positive encounter we have with others, aren’t our deeds being recorded in the books up in Heaven? And in the end, won’t God reward us (according to our deeds) with ETERNAL RICHES AND GLORY, which far exceeds any earthly or monetary reward? My friends I urge you to obey the call of God, which is to let your light so shine that God may be glorified through you. God may not attach a dollar amount to our lives based off of the good works we do, but He does count us worthy of His eternal riches by examining the works we have done for Him. Ultimately, the works we do determine whether we are RICH with the promise of eternal glory or POOR with the promise of eternal damnation. So right now, with all you are doing for God, what is your promise? Are you rich or poor? What is the value of your life?
People of God: I encourage you to seriously ponder these questions and make any necessary changes while there’s still time!
Matthew 5:16 (New King James Version)
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.