2 Corinthians 4:7 – “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”
I just finished watching an episode of Secret Millionaire, on Fox Reality TV. A married couple who have accrued millions of dollars in wealth spent some time in an impoverished neighborhood. They left behind their million-dollar home and walked a mile in the shoes of a person from Watts, California. At the end of their experience, the husband said, “A lot of things we have are worthless.” He had come to see that in his accumulation of wealth, and many luxuries, he lost sight of the things that are important in life. At the end of the show, he wrote three $50,000 checks for women, in the community who were making an impact on the lives of those in their community.
I am not a fan of Fox Reality TV, but this episode caused something inside of me to stir. I began to think about the impact we are called to make in our communities as Christians. However, all too often the Church is confined to the church building. We live in a fallen world, where people are hurting and need to know of the wealth we possess in Christ. Make it a point to write a spiritual check to those in your community. Impact those whom you meet daily, with the Spirit of God who dwells within you.
Prayer: Father, open my eyes so I can see how you want to use your Church in our communities. I thank you for the treasure found in this earthen vessel. I thank you that you have gifted me with abilities and talents, to make an impact in the lives of others so they can see you through me. I love and thank you, Lord. You are truly an awesome God. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.