Radiant Drifters
hello my name is xochitl Dixon and today's encouragement from our daily bread surprised and inspired me in radiant Drifters
 Under the night sky in the spring of 2020 Surfers Road bioluminescent waves along the coast of San Diego these light shows were caused by microscopic organisms called phytoplankton a name derived from a Greek word meaning wander or Drifter
 during the day the living organisms create red tides and capture sunlight the converts into chemical energy when Disturbed in the darkness they produced an electric blue light Believers in Jesus are citizens of Heaven who much like the red tide algae live like Wanderers or Drifters on Earth
 when difficult circumstances disturb our well-laid plans the Holy Spirit empowers us to respond like Jesus the light of the world so we can reflect his radiant character in the darkness according to Paul the Apostle nothing is more valuable than our intimacy with Christ and the righteousness that comes to our faith in him his life proved that knowing Jesus in the power of his resurrection us impact in the way we live and the way we respond When Trials disrupt Our Lives
 when we spend time with God send daily the Holy Spirit equips us with the truth we need and Maybelline us to face every Challenge on this Earth and ways that reflect price character we can be beacons of God's love and hope cutting through the darkness until the day he calls us home or comes again
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from Philippians chapter 3 verses 10 to 21
 I want to know Christ yes to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings becoming like him in his death and so somehow attaining to the resurrection from the dead
 not that I have already obtained all this or have already arrived at my goal but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus Took hold of me
 brothers and sisters I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it but one thing I do
 forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus
 all of us then for mature to take such a view of things and if on some point you think differently that to God will make clear to you
 only let us live up to what we have already attained
 join together and follow my example brothers and sisters and just as you have us as a model keep your eyes on those who live as we do
 as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears many live as enemies of the Cross of Christ their Destiny is destruction their God is their stomach and their glory is in their shame
 their mind is set on Earthly things but our citizenship is in heaven and we eagerly await a savior from there the Lord Jesus Christ who by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body
 let's pray Mighty and merciful Jesus when difficult circumstances threaten to disturb Our Lives please shine through us as you point other to the Hope we've secured in you in Jesus name we pray amen
 today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries