As Christians, whether we like it or not, we are all individual stages on which others might observe the performances of Christ. Despite your imperfections, you have been chosen to reflect His Glory. Do not worry about your stage being unworthy if Him. No matter how much you fix it up, no matter how polished you may become…you will never be good enough for the display of His radiant holiness. However, our weakness is the ideal stage for the exhibition of His power.
Today, play your rightful part in this Glorious Drama. Your part is to look inward and find what is hindering you from keeping your eyes constantly on Him. Then work on it, see how He can ease the pain that distraction brings to you or temporarily soothes in you. Then you will be able to keep your gaze fixed on Him and His awesome splendor. Forget about your unworthiness. Watch the Glorious Drama unfold as He performs great things for you and through you. Click here to share with the Stepping Stone community your thoughts on being a stage for Jesus.
Dear Father God,
I want to be Your stage, I want to be available to be the stage from which You can display Your power and Glory. But Father, I am not a ready-to-use stage. I feel more like a splintery, unfinished platform. I feel I may not even be safe enough…I feel like my boards are not yet nailed down properly. Help me Father to look away from myself and to look at You. Use my tired, broken stage in any way You choose. I am encouraged and thankful as I read Your Holy Word telling me that Your power is made perfect in my weakness. Thank You Father. I pray through the love and work of Christ Jesus for us, and all God’s children said, – AMEN!
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
1 Peter 2:9-10
Dear Karl, Blessings to you this morning. I'm Donna Gray-Davis, inspired so much by your seminar at AACC Worldwide Conference and shakin hands later on (smiles). In the context of "broadening the stage reflecting Christ": my truckdriver son feels a need to have your entire Within Reach ten hour program on MP3 for his truck. This would be a great venue; for, some of these guys do not listen to the radio nor want tv in their trucks; but they _do_ want to draw closer to the Lord and to grow in him even while they travel long distances alone. Do you have some advice for me? In HIS Grace, Donna