If you can’t speak, shine! ✨✨

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A reader wrote to me in a survey I sent out about what she felt was the biggest difficulty or frustration in her life as a Christian: I work in a secular place where I cant be open about my Christian faith. I only have rare occasions to talk about it with several evangelical coworkersSo when Im going through a difficulty, I feel very alone, all the more so as few of my church friends understand that the workplace can be a spiritual place, where we also encounter the Lords presence.”

The Bible encourages us to manifest God’s nature, His love, His kindness… Today, how can we testify of a such a marvelous God in our workplaces, when we don’t have the freedom to do so?

Matthew 5:16 tells us, “‘Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.’”

The Word is clear: our light must shine! So, does shine mean speak? Not necessarily! The Word continues, mentioning the “good works” that we do.

When you can’t speak openly, manifest God openly. May the words of your mouth be encouraging! Refuse to participate in slander or bad-mouthing.

Be kind! That’s something different! It’s refreshing, life-giving!

Your coworkers may not allow you to talk with them about Jesus, but can they prevent you from carrying Christ into the heart of darkness? From demonstrating His love? From keeping a smile on your face, no matter what? Absolutely not! Nothing can prevent you from loving them, from blessing them, from praying and interceding for them in the secret place!

I believe that God is faithful, that He can act and touch the hearts of your coworkers and employers through your attitude. So, God-willing, they will ask you the “secret” to your peace and joy that defies circumstance and… end up, I pray, meeting Jesus!

God bless you!

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  1. Kejayi on 14/05/2018 at 5:18 AM


  2. Kejayi on 14/05/2018 at 5:19 AM

    Amen! This is true! God is faithful.

  3. Deborah Morillo on 14/05/2018 at 3:44 PM

    Amen, Glory to You Lord

  4. Karen Briones on 14/05/2018 at 3:49 PM

    This message is so true I experience it myself working with people everyday but, when you have the love of God he wants you to spread the word no matter what! I am so thankful for miracle everyday Eric thank you God bless!

  5. Rosie on 14/05/2018 at 3:50 PM


  6. Richard on 14/05/2018 at 5:22 PM

    Amen! I fully believe all the above and try to live it ib my present situation. I do not flaunt my kindness to others, but quietly do what I can, like taking other residents to visit their relatives in hospital when they cannot drive.

  7. Katie on 14/05/2018 at 5:31 PM

    Praise God

  8. William Weber on 14/05/2018 at 6:07 PM

    Amen Lord Jesus Amen!!

  9. Miriam Ochoa on 14/05/2018 at 7:25 PM

    Amén. ?

  10. Maureen on 14/05/2018 at 7:45 PM

    Thank you Jesus.

  11. Ludie Sutton scott on 14/05/2018 at 9:20 PM

    Yes god is faithful when we are not he keeps his word. When we fall short his love is forever.

  12. Kimberly Ann Wright on 15/05/2018 at 12:03 AM


  13. Norma Wyan on 15/05/2018 at 2:49 AM

    Yes I can come to agreement with it’s hard to express God blessings too; other’s and believe in God and his Son Jesus Christ Our Lord Saviour Amen but I go on my own and praise God with a smile on my face and pray for all my family and friends who don’t particularly interested in Jesus name amen sister and brother.

  14. Flossie on 15/05/2018 at 11:03 PM

    Amen God is Always On Time Amen ?

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