Shining our light=doing good to others
As you probably can tell, I’ve been super busy lately with not much computer time. Sorry!
But you have been on my heart, and I do have some thoughts that I want to share with you. God has put my life into a whole new “mode” and frankly it’s freaking me out a little. I’ve always been surrounded by Christians and submerged in church activities and ministry.
However, that is not the case this season in my life. Instead, I find myself outside of “church life” and spending a lot of time with unbelievers, and I must admit I am loving it!
I’ve been thinking about how God called us to be a light.
Jesus said: Matthew 5:14-16 14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. NIV I’ve always known that and thought that I was being a light all the time.
But now I see, that the truth is –
I am WAY more comfortable being a light in a light place!
Funny- God never said it was about MY comfort did He???
A light that is turned on in the daytime is not as effective as a light that is turned on in the dark.
What does it mean to be a light in a dark place??? Just like the verse says- “that they may see your good deeds.”
I used to think that to be a light you had to be preaching at people, but that is not what this verse says. We are to do good to others and THAT is what causes our light to shine.
Then God opens hearts so that maybe we will be able to share the saving knowledge of God.
Or maybe it will be a seed in their hearts and someone else will present the gospel to them.
What do you think it means to do good?
In my life right now, one of the ways is to open my home on the nights that we have several of our motocross riders (ages 7-10 yrs) and their families come out to practice on our track.
Looking out from my deck:
Check out the little guy jumping!
I would love to hear if God is challenging you to be a light in the world!