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Friday, July 20, 2012

Does My Light Shine? RJD # 17



            I often wonder if my actions and my habits allow others to see God, to seek the Lord, and to worship Him. If someone were to ask me, I’d have to say that I fall short in this. The following lists my thoughts on how a Christian should conduct himself or herself. I DO want my light to reflect Him.

4/24/2010


"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise you Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

           *God wants us to be transparent. He desires us to model His attributes in our daily lives.

            *When we encounter another person who is experiencing difficulties, our Father expects us to treat that individual as He would- with patience, kindness, and agape love but without judgment.

            *In business, we are to think of the other party in the arrangement. Partnerships have been dissolved over prideful thoughts and actions.

            *In personal relationships, we need to remember to honor confidences and respect boundaries. We should learn to not entertain thoughts or listen to stories that could cause potential hurt to a friend.

            *We should refrain from stating our opinion when it can cause another to fall.


            At times, I find myself falling short of these guidelines. I’m like the Apostle Paul. I am not able to do what I want but do what I don’t want. In reality, I believe all believers struggle with this issue of living out their beliefs all the time.

“Let your light shine.”


4 comments:

  1. Excellent post. Thank you, I love the concise way you shared. Practical and wise instruction. You bless us , Cecelia with your heart for Him and application of the practical Word.

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. I once heard a guest singer at a church I was in sing a song called,"You Can't Be A Beacon, If Your Light Don't Shine." I need to ask my one friend if she has heard of it.

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  2. These are great reminders for all of us. Very practical and would eliminate so many dramas in our business and interactions with others.

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    1. Susie,Thank you. I'm all about eliminating drama in business and interactions. To me, drama belongs on stage.

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