And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

(Acts 6:15)

Have you ever looked at a newly  Redeemed child of God?  No matter how old or young they always have that look of peace and it’s in light about them. They are truly a different person now.

I would love to now look like when I was newly redeemed and also when I was baptized and people noticed and commented on the difference in me. Of course I told him it is not me but God in me, They saw the Lord in my life and soul.

Years later as I see the newly redeemed I wonder if I still have that same look. Most likely not. Not everyday at least.

But when watching a new series on TV, I watched some people (acting for tv, of course) who met Jesus in person and their changed demeanor about their soul encouraged me.

I asked myself what if I got up every day and started my new day as if I just met Jesus for the 1st time. A lot of things will be different.

I wouldn’t worry so much about things because I would be reminded of what’s missed important  – redemption.

I will be reminded of the coming kingdom and that this is all temporary so a lot of this nonsense that bothers me on a daily basis,  I would not react the same way to it.

I would be more excited about talking about my redemption and what’s to come and share it more.  I used to. Where did that go?

I would probably have people look at me in a different way and ask for the hope in me and the change. I will be excited to share about the Christ once again.

I would once again share all the good things He has done for me and still does on regular basis.

I would probably enjoy my life more and get up excited about the new day.

Yes, I need to focus on what’s ahead more, and not let the world change me into a cynical quiet sleeper.  I need to regain that inner flame of hope and boldness. My mouth needs to share more about the good things in His name, and less about the falling world and politics. 

That starts with me.  It is my choice. I already made that choice many years ago.  I pray He emboldens me with new fire and joy.

Amen.  Thank you Lord!

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness

(1Peter 3:15)