This is your B moment. Your moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Philippians 2:13 (NIV)


Today I am reminding you that your worth shines even in the shadows.

Recently, we talked about how Jesus had twelve disciples, but he had an inner circle within those twelve. While we can quickly recall the names of his inner circle—Peter, James, and John—and perhaps even a few others, we may be challenged to list the names of all twelve disciples.

For example, when I turn to the Scriptures, I see that Andrew is hardly mentioned at all, yet he is one of Christ’s disciples. After studying the Scriptures, I learned that Andrew was the brother of Peter, and, given Peter’s notoriety, one might believe that Andrew lived in the shadow of his brother.

However, Andrew was actually the one to introduce Peter to Christ. His role was, in fact, bringing others to Jesus. In other words, he wasn’t in Christ’s inner circle, but he helped to fill it. Andrew’s worth shined even in the shadows.

In your life, perhaps you find yourself behaving a little differently depending on the setting you’re in. Maybe you are a little more outgoing in your social circle, but tend to be more reserved and in the shadows at the office, or vice versa.

Andrew’s story teaches us that it doesn’t matter. God sees you, He treasures you, and He can still use you in His work and for His goodness no matter what. Andrew shows you that your name doesn’t have to be out front in bright lights for your worth to shine.

As you think about that, remember these words: “For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.” Philippians 2:13 (NIV)

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So today, your worth is shining.