Manifest: to make evident or certain by showing or displaying

This has been sitting in my drafts box for 2 weeks. It has been the challenge the Lord has been laying on my heart for much longer. Wasn't sure I'd ever post it...sort of a raw spot of my heart, but feeling this morning like I should. Praising Him that it is His light (not mine, for I have none) that shines and He makes His light shine out of darkness...

We are not only to renounce evil,
but to manifest the truth.

We tell people the world is vain;
let our lives manifest that it is so.

We tell them that our home is above
and that all these things are transitory.

Does our dwelling look like it?
O to live consistent lives!

Hudson Taylor
Missionary to China

My heart has been so challenged of late by the echo of...the heart reverberations of...
James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word,
and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

Do I live this kind of life? Or do I just think I do?

Do I really count all as loss for the sake of knowing Christ?

Or just some things?

And then the word "manifest" jumped out at me.

I want to manifest Him! But do I?

In the public places? In the private places?

Or do I talk like I do and so deceive myself?

2 Corinthians 4: 6-11
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

Longing to manifest Him,

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