“They looked to Him and were radiant and their faces were not ashamed” (Psalm 34:5).

God making you shine depends on how you look at Him. If you look at Him as a Holy God and praise Him saying "Holy, Holy", He will bless you with a holy life. "Yahweh M'kaddesh" is His Name.

Yes. When you look up to God as a counselor, He will place His eye on you and counsel you. He will teach you the path to go. When you see Him as an Almighty, you will come across His mighty deeds. You will be healed when you see Him as a doctor. When you see Him as a Saviour, your family will be saved. You will not be shaken when you see Him as a rock. In whatever characteristic or nature in which you look up to God, the same characteristic and nature will be seen in you.

The moon has no light of its own but as it is facing the sun, it begins to shine. But when the earth comes in between the sun and the moon, the full moon turns into a new moon in which there is no light. There is a difference between simply 'looking' and 'looking up to'.

Zacchaeus sought to see who Jesus was and so he climbed a sycamore tree to see Him (Luke 19:3, 4). When Saul was on the Damascus Road, a light from heaven shone around him and he asked: “Who are you, Lord?” The diamond has several facets and every facet will shine with a different kind of light. There are 272 names for God and each of them reveals His nature.

Abraham looked up to God as an 'Almighty', 'El Shaddai' and 'Yehovah Yeere'. Similarly, Moses looked up to Him as 'God of Abraham', 'God of Isaac', 'God of Jacob' and 'I am who I am'. God turned Peter who was catching fish thus far into one to catch people. Since Peter also looked up to God in the same way, he was able to gain thousands of souls.

David says, “With the merciful, you will show yourself merciful; with a blameless man you will show yourself blameless; with the pure, you will show yourself pure; and with the devious, you will show yourself shrewd.” (Psalm 18:25, 26).

Dear children of God, look up to Him as one to be merciful, holy and unchanging. There is no change in Him ever. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. There is no shadow of change in Him. He will always be good.

To meditate: “Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).