Let your light shine

Be so immersed in Jesus that He is evident in your life. In other words, one’s life should be a testimony to Jesus Christ and what He does.

Jesus can take “impossible” and make it go beyond possible. Be open to that happening.

“Don’t worry about anything. I will fill your lamp.”

Entrust the children to the Lord. Pray for them. The Lord only lends us these people for a short time. They are His. What we receive is Christ, Himself.

Showing your faith and love

One’s love and faith for Jesus should brim over to other Christians.

The faith you have will show up in the good things you do.

Do good work so that others can see Christ in you.

Show hospitality to others.

Praise those in whom you see God working.

Share with them what you see as God works in their lives.

We don’t always get our way

Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind set on God. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–HIS good, pleasing, and perfect for will for you.

Therefore, God doesn’t always do what we want. IMG_6759

God owes no one anything. No reasons. No explanations.

God is God. He knows what He’s doing.

Trust HIS heart.

Your reputation

Build a reputation for wisdom.

  • Live well
  • Live wisely
  • LIve humbly

Don’t talk the talk, but rather walk the walk.

That’s what counts.

Don’t boast.

Don’t twist the truth.

Flirt with the world and you become God’s enemy

Quit dabbling in sin.

Quit the fun and games.

Get serious with God.

Your reputation will follow you all the days of your life.

A glimpse of good living

Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God.

Put yourself aside and help others get ahead.

Forget yourself long enough to lend a helping hand.

Don’t get the advantage over someone else.

Live a selfless, obedient life.

Keep on keeping on.

Be energetic.

Do everything readily and cheerfully.

 

From Philippians 2

Be a missionary right where you are

I’m hearing of more people who want to go to a foreign country to be a missionary. There really is no need to pack up and go far away as there is so much to do in one’s own city. Just take a look and you can find:

  • schools and afterschool programs that need help with children
  • food banks and soup kitchens need help to feed the hungry
  • homeless shelters need volunteers for all sorts of jobs
  • women’s homes, trafficking agencies, are helping with the slaves on the streets, the battered in the homes
  • the foreigner, the widow, the orphan are all on your doorstep

Seek out agencies that need help. See where you fit with your gifts and passions. You need not leave your home to be a missionary. You only need to seek the will of God.