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Look of Authority

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good afternoon! Happy Thursday to you all! Praise the Lord, the government shutdown has ended!!!  I apologize for the incomplete blog this morning.  I tried uploading the blog from my cell phone and experienced some technical difficulties.  But no worries, I remember what God placed on my heart.

TFTD: Look of Authority

1 Peter 2:9(NIV)

9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Last Thursday I started a new job. Yes, HALLELUJAH, Praise Ye the Lord!  Well yesterday I went to a local restaurant during my lunch hour and saw that if you are faculty/staff of this particular institution you are entitled to a 10% discount on Wednesday. So I placed my order and prepared to reach for my employee ID. I told the cashier that “I am a (insert name of institution) employee.” The individual didn’t even look at my ID and said, “I know.” Now I’m wondering how do they know. So I asked, “How do you know?”  The individual said “You walk like you are from there.”  *Looking puzzled* I asked, “What does that mean?” The individual replied, “You walk with authority and all of the professors there walk and talk with authority. I noticed it in your walk. You must be a math professor.”

Now I am not a professor, but I bless God for the image that is displayed when I make my entrance.  God blessed me with the following reply from the cashier, “You walk with authority.”  *MIND BLOWING*  As children of God, we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession and when we walk into a room people should notice a shift in the atmosphere.  There should be a level of spiritual authority that oozes from your skin.  There should be an obvious separation from yourself and a non-believer.  Do you have the look of authority?

Now I have only been at this new institution for five days and if someone can associate me with my place of employment after that short length of time then surely I should be recognized as a child of the KING after 21+ years of service.  Do you have a look of authority on you or do you look the same way you did before you accepted Christ?

I owe who I am to Christ.  This Christian walk should not be a game but a lifestyle.  You shouldn’t pick and choose when you will serve the Lord, but you should make a conscious effort to serve Him daily.  (24/7)  I humbly submit my will to the will of God and the only reason I look different now is because Christ made me a new creature and old things passed away (2 Corinthians 5:17).  The only reason I look different is because I have made up in my mind that I am a child of the King and I need to conduct myself as such.

Do you have the look of authority?  It’s time to move forward and grow! 

 

Have a blessed day! 

 

 

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

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