Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I Wanna Be A Star!

If I were to tell you I wanna be a star, you'd probably not be overly surprised. Our society is filled with folks looking for stardom. The problem is, fame today does not come from virtue, courage, patriotism and honor as it has in years gone by. No, look at the cover of the magazines in the grocery check-out aisle. Today's stars are famous for drug addiction, adultery, self-made adult videos or having multiple children.

However it is Biblical to want to be a star! Really! Philippians 2 says that we should shine like stars! We are to be imitating Christ's humility, obeying God and working out our salvation through God. We are to be children of God, standing out so much in this deprived nation that we shine like stars in the universe.

Don't be like the world around you who seek to be "stars" for fame. Instead, seek to shine like a star to make God famous. Did you know that a translation of the word "glorify" means to make famous? I wanna be a star alright, but I want to shine like a star to make God famous. Are you shining today?

Philippians 2:14-16 Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life.



Terry said...

I like your thoughts on this. It's much more important for God to be "famous" than for us to be.

Warren Baldwin said...

This is very good. Hadn't thought about it like that before.

KrippledWarrior said...

You are a shining star. And you rock.

Audrey Charles said...

Great insight! Thanks for sharing!


As I ponder the Philippians passage about shining stars - I remember from other scriptures that God hand-placed each star and called it by name so it would shine in the Universe - right where it is supposed to be - giving the light of Jesus in its sphere of influence. I want to do that - to shine where He's placed me.

Good thoughts here!