Beware, oh you younger women who’ve only been married a mere decade or two!
Each year, say, on your anniversary, make it a habit to give your engagement ring a good looking over. I know of at least one woman whose diamond escaped its setting. Not long ago, I discovered a broken prong. In fact, I’ve had to add a bit of metal to my ring twice.
Once, I had gold added to strengthen a worn and thinning band. Another time I had to replace the weak setting that threatened to release its precious rock.
Each time, as an added bonus, my ring has been thoroughly polished and returned to me with new luster, as the light showed through with unimpeded brilliance.
And, each time, as I slipped that ring back on my finger, I recalled the joy of the first time I regarded it on my left hand.
What about your faith? Has it lost some of its luster? Has anything gone weak, or chipped, or broken? Sometimes our faith needs a good looking over. Perhaps it’s time to:
Add to our faith, strengthening it through worship, devotion, more time in the Bible, and more fellowship with those who love the Lord and are willing to share what God has done in their lives.
Polish up our spiritual habits. What has slowly accumulated to dull your walk or cloud your joy? Are there places you might need to clean up your act, to make your faith clearer and more effective? Anything need to be given up?
Remember Jesus. Take time to recollect the gifts and blessings of your past and present life with God. Enjoy his presence!
In all these things, the first step is to go to the Lord in prayer and ask for his help.
I took time to make sure my ring was holding strong and shining its brightest. How very much more important is my faith, and yours!
I hope you will assess your walk this week and LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!
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