Be Radiant. Be Bold. Be Brave.
(Revelation 21:11). (Genesis 18:27). (Psalm 27:14).
These invitations to be radiant, bold, and brave are some of the hardest things you could ever do on Earth. Rely on God? Communicate with Him? Trust Him? Those are humanities biggest fears, no?
Radiance reminds us that what we strive for, in a relationship with Christ, is for the glory of perfected love that awaits us in Heaven. There is a Holy city, gleaming with the splendor of God, radiant like a precious stone, clear as a crystal, awaiting us. Until we get there we are invited to be that radiant gem. To make our souls a precious stone. All the work we will do to get there flows like the agony Abraham experienced in Genesis. Abraham’s ongoing conversation with God is not a sign that we should prove God wrong or change His mind, but we must wrestle with our uncertainties, misunderstandings, and laments as we seek to understand God’s justice, love, and mercy in this world. We will often wonder if the world will ever be free from the suffering we go through and we must consistently bring this question on our heart to our God. As we strive for this, search for truth, and live a life of love let us always, “wait for the Lord, take courage, be stouthearted, and just wait for the Lord.”
Jesus. Family. Shenanigans. That’s it.
Shannon Donnelly was born and raised in Pennsylvania, right outside the great city of Philadelphia. She speaks, writes, and works to spread the Good News by getting others to fall in love with Jesus and His heart. She is most passionate about bringing young people closer to Christ through Jesus’ merciful healing and a deep relationship with Him.
You can connect with her on Instagram: @shannndonnelly
You can listen to her podcast at: anchor.fm/findinggod