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Today’s Opportunity For Spiritual Growth-Reflection

January 26th, 2011

JOHN SHIRK – Today is an opportunity to grow toward Christ by being clothed with reflection.

One definition of “reflection” is something like a light or image that is reflected. Another definition of “reflect” is to make manifest or to show. That is interesting, because the Bible calls us to be reflectors of Jesus.  He is the light of the world, and He calls us to be the light of the world. We are not the source of light. He is. And so, as we reflect the light of Jesus to the world through our words, actions, and attitudes, we are giving others the opportunity to have an encounter with Jesus.  That is because we are shining light for Him, rather than for ourselves.  Vonette Bright says, “That’s our mission, dear friend: to be a reflection of Jesus in the same way He’s a reflection of the Father.”

In Matthew 5:16, Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”  With the talents, skills, and resources that God has given you along with the people He has placed in your life, those are opportunities to reflect the light of His love so that others might be moved to glorify God.

Reflection is a character quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


  1. Katie
    January 26th, 2011 at 16:12 | #1

    Thank you for another inspiring “opportunity for spiritual growth” blog! Your words are always an encouragement!

  2. Josh Phillips
    January 27th, 2011 at 22:56 | #2

    The yearly themes is one of the things that really sets WJTL apart. I has been challenging to tune in and listen to the years of “truth,” “missions,” and “opportunity.” Sure the themes are semi-generic, but what sets WJTL apart is that they use these themes as opportunities to open up and TEACH the Word!!! That is amazing. WJTL is a 23.5 hour MUSIC station, yet you spend so much time TEACHING the gospel. It is the best balance that I have heard ANYWHERE. Please continue to keep our focus on CHRIST, as you inspire and challenge our COMMUNITY, through great quick teaching and meaningful MUSIC.

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