Be a Light

Today was really a wonderful day. I have so much to fill you in on after being home and then having my “spring break” and living in my tiny apartment with 6-7 other people all week. But I will get to all that at some point, maybe tomorrow or Tuesday. 

I wanted to share a wonderful message from church today that is really sitting on my heart. Today our pastor, Mike Ross, told us all as Christians to be a light for the world. He was talking more specifically about in the work place since many people tend to keep their work relationship and religious relationship separate because that is just how society prefers. I don’t really have a work place yet, but he told us to think about the “dark places” in our lives. He encouraged us to identify those dark places and then do something to bring the light there. We read from Matthew 5:14-16

You are the light of the world- like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 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. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Be a light. Show the world your love for Christ. There isn’t a need to be pushy about it, I am a strong believer in being a leader through example. Saying you are going to do something is great, but actually proving your words with your actions is ten times better. I think this is something I really struggle with in my journey with Christ. I am very much a private believer, but I have just had this feeling lately that I need to do something more. I need to put myself out there doing God’s work. It is something I have been praying about a lot lately and I hope God shows me what it is He wants me to do because I know it is time for action.

Anyway, just something I thought was wonderful and very true and wanted to share in my own little part of the blog world. I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather today, I know I certainly did! Have to prepare myself for reality tomorrow and getting back into the groove of things with school. 

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