Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shine Your Light

No sincere and humble Christian lives in vain.

Matthew 5:14-16  "You are the light of the world--like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.  15  No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket.

Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.

16  In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father."

Ephesians 5:8  For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!

Attempting to be an undercover Christian is a difficult task. After all we are supposed to be different and then if we are not different the question can be asked were you ever a Christ follower to begin with? Being a Christ follow just naturally says that you are going to stand out, cause if you are living your life with any concern for "What would Jesus do?" then you will not be able to hide much better than he did.

Let it be seen that you are a real Christian but be very careful about the motivation. The proper motive to influence us is not simply that we may be seen (Matthew 6:1), but it should be that our heavenly Father may be glorified. When we are seen humbly working, doing good deeds we are a strong testimony for the gospel, we shine out through the darkness with the hope that the world is so desperately longing for.

I will bring glory to God by working on the mission that he has called me to live out, working with the motivation of advancing the kingdom.

Help me Lord to always be humble in ministry, thank you for finding me useful, I want to shine to bring you glory.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him -1 Timothy 1:12