Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.Philippians 2:14-15
A Toxic Spark
One of the ways Christians can shine the light of Jesus Christ is to do everything without complaining and arguing. Complaining and arguing can be toxic and spread like wildfire. If you have seen what it can do in a workplace, then you know it can be just as dangerous in the church. It only takes one spark to start a fire. In the same way it only takes one person to create a toxic environment. Complaining and arguing can ruin relationships, friendships, and bodies of believers.
Take some time today to examine your life. Do you tend to be more encouraging or discouraging? Do you lean toward positivity or negativity? Spend some time in prayer and fill your mind with the things of God so you will shine like him instead of distracting people from the Lord.
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for who you are and how you love me. Help me be a light for you and fill me with your Word. Amen.