Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
We slightly touched on this topic in our last blog post “Be the Light”.
We talked about how we should remember that as “lights of the world” we are instructed to shine our light in dark places so that ALL may see His Truth and Goodness.
To spread the light, we simply share our faith and what all we have learned from God, Spirit, Allah, (whomever/whatever you choose to believe in) on our individual life journeys.
Another way of spreading the light is mentioned in this Bible verse as well. “…that they may see your good works…”
Here’s a fun question. In order for you to get full usage of the sun…does it ever have to talk to you first?
Well, we hope that most of you answered ‘No!’
To get good usage from any light source, the light doesn’t have to say anything at all. It simply shines, shows us whatever we need to see, and gets the job done.
That’s how we must also be. Yes, sometimes we may need to share a word with others, but honestly, and you’ve heard it a billion times before, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. It doesn’t matter if you say the most buttery-sweet things. If after that you get in a fight, or throw litter on the ground, or decide to “twerk sum’ girl!” at your friend’s house party, people’s original thoughts about you will change. If you’re okay with that, well then, okay. More power to you. Just make sure that when their thoughts begin to change, you give them good things to think about you.
Remember that everything you do on earth is to glorify and honor the One who decided to put you on earth.
No one is asking you to be perfect. We all make mistakes.
But also, and the Bible itself says so, “You can do all things through Christ”. Ask God to give you the strength necessary to put your best foot forward and to practice what you preach.
Shine your light so that others can see Him working in your life!
You can do it.
You can do all things!
Sending you Light and Love,
The C.G.I.A. Foundation