A Shining Light - Thursday's Dose - April 18th 2013

Thursday's Dose -  April 18th 2013

A Shining Light

Today's Scripture

"Here's another way to put it: You're here to be the light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven." - Matthew 5:14-16 MSG.

Thoughts for Today

God calls us to be light to the world. We can hand out tracts, witness to people who cross our paths, and even go on mission trips … but if people cannot see the love and character of Christ growing in us, our light will be dim.

God is calling us to "keep open house alway making others welcome. That involves taking time to talk to people. To be sensitive to their needs. To really show that we care.

God is calling us to "be generous with our lives to be willing to get
involved with people, with church ministry, with whatever he is calling us to do.

God is calling us to "open up to others to be honest and real. To share what Jesus has done in our lives.

By doing these things we will "prompt people to open up with God."

Consider this...

Teaching a class or sharing God's Word with someone or serving in a ministry are vital ways to share the gospel but all these things must be combined with sharing ourselves and allowing the love of Christ to flow through us through our caring and good deeds. In order for our light to truly shine, we need to focus on Jesus and grow in character, allowing the fruit of the Spirit to be evident in our lives

Prayer : "Our Loving Father in Heaven, I pray that my life might reflect your love and that the fruit of the spirit will be more and more evident in my life. May my light shine brightly and draw people to you. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.
Courtesy: Daily Dose Team