I'm so thankful for the windows in my sun room. As this winter seems to go on and on, one thing that does make me happy is that these windows allow the little bit of sun we get to come shining through. On a sunny day, I often spend some time in there in the path of the sunlight and soak up the rays. They let the light in because they are transparent. They allow light to pass through them.
What about you? Are you transparent? Can people see the LIGHT through you?
The definition of transparent is..
1.) having the property of transmitting rays of light through its substance so that bodies situated beyond or behind can be distinctly seen.
2.admitting the passage of light through interstices.
3.so sheer as to permit light to pass through; diaphanous.
4.easily seen through, recognized, or detected:
5.easily understood; manifest; obvious.
6.candid; frank; open.
Does this describe you? Are you letting the light shine through?
Can people see the love of the Lord shining out of you or do they have to look hard into some hidden recess in your heart? Are you transparent enough that people can see God through you or do you keep Him shut up inside?
I'm afraid that so often that light is hidden because we pull shades down to hide it. Those shades may be down because we aren't allowing the Holy Spirit to work in our lives and we are still struggling with hidden sins. Or the shades may be down because we don't want people to see what's in our heart for fear of being hurt. The shades may be down because we just don't want to open ourselves up to others through selfishness, fear or a false sense of pride.
Let the light shine through. Be open so that the Lord can clearly be seen through your life. Allow them to see how the Lord is working in you and through you. Be willing to be a bit vulnerable so others can be encouraged when they see God working.
Open up those shades and be transparent!