like stars in the night sky

When we walk in step with the Spirit, the lost will sense what they have always longed for, and Jesus will be praised. ~ Praying The Gospel of John

Our family Bible verse this week is for the letter Q.  Cause that's the letter of the week for my first grader's penmanship work. 
           Do not put out (quench) the Spirit's fire.  
1 Thessalonians 5:19

Surely we've all noticed fall is here.  A new season.  To everything under heaven there is a season. When forced into a season of wait I shift gears into impatience.  I'm certain I've quenched the fire of the Spirit by my heart attitude in waiting. 

We've known seasons of Yes, seasons of No, and many seasons of Wait.  

Instead of choosing to willingly worship by walking instep with His Spirit I have, we have, taken our own way.  First trying to fix what's wrong then succumbing to grief and hopelessness. 

We've been trusted with opportunities for His glory, for his artistry revealed in us, for His completion of His good work.  A season of wait,orchestrated by a loving Father, is but one verse in His composition. 

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.
Philippians 2:14-16 

Do everything, even waiting, without whining.  Shining. Not whining.  No quitting.  No fretting. No wringing of hands or gnashing of teeth.  No drastic haircuts to simulate change or a fresh take on things.  It's inside, not outside. Shining.  Trusting.  Reflecting the light of the Son.

He gives us key roles in His masterpiece: circumstances of opportunity for His light to shine in a dark world like stars on a night sky.

People need Jesus.  How will they know Him if His people are whiners?

Note to self:  Do not put out the Spirit's fire in the wait season.  Or any season at all.  Shining, not whining.

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