We all like compliments. What would be the best compliment someone could give you right now?
Sometimes someone may say, “There’s something different about you.” Other times people may be obvious – “I like your new hair style.” “That’s a smart suit.” “You’ve lost weight.” “Are you working out?” “That’s a great job you did.”
We love it when we hear something that builds us up, especially when we have been trying and someone notices and encourages with a positive comment.
But what would be the greatest compliment someone could ever pay you? The Apostle Paul gives a great compliment to the church in Thessalonians. He says they became a “model to all the believers” 1 Thessalonians 1:7. That’s not all. He tells them he thanks God for them, for their work produced by faith, their labour prompted by love and their endurance inspired by hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:3
Something caught my eye in the Pennine hills the other day. Sunlight caught the window of a vehicle I was too far away to see, but the sun’s reflection dazzled and caught my eye.
So what would be the greatest compliment you could wish for? If we are reflecting Jesus, wouldn’t it be great if someone said, “There’s something different, even dazzling about you, you are just like Jesus.”
“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory.” 2 Corinthians 3:18
P.S. Pay someone a compliment today!
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These 40 days of prayer are part of our Focus on 40 as we look forward to celebrating our 40th Anniversary as a community this next weekend. We don’t want to just be looking back on the 40 years that have already been, we want to be looking forward to the next generation and all that God has planned.