When is the time to allow God’s light to shine brightly in us and then through us?
The Bible tells us that the time is NOW.
‘The suffering we have now are nothing compared to the great glory that will be shown to us. Everything God made is waiting with excitement for God to show His children’s glory completely.’ Romans 8 verses 18 and 19
We belong to God and being children of God we should seek to do what has been commanded for us to do.
We are to be witnesses to those we are surrounded with by not only telling about how God has transformed us and how He has a better plan for their lives but even showing what it means to receive love from God and then to give out that genuine love to others in return.
The world is eagerly waiting.
Who will you impact?
‘Love is patient and kind, not jealous, not boastful, not proud, rude or selfish, not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not gloat over other people’s sins but takes its delight in the truth. Love always bears up, always trusts, always hopes, always endures’.
1 Corinthians 13 verses 4- to 7
‘Each should give according to what he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’
2 Corinthians 9 verse 7
Am I a cheerful giver in my offering towards The Lord?
Am I a cheerful giver with my time?
Am I a cheerful giver with my food even before those who are hungry ask?
Am I a cheerful giver with my attention?
‘Hear the word of God, people of Israel! For God has a grievance against the inhabitants of the land: there is no truth, no faithful love or knowledge of God in the land; only swearing and lying, killing and stealing and committing adultery! They break all bounds, with one blood crime following another.’
Hosea 4 verses 1 and 2
‘Now, “ Lord ” in this text means The Spirit. And where The Spirit of The Lord is , there is freedom.’
2 Corinthians 3 verse 17
‘The way we can be sure we know Him is if we are obeying His commands. Anyone who says, “I know Him,” but isn’t obeying His commands is a liar — the truth is not in him. But if someone keeps doing what He says, then truly love for God has been brought to its goal in him. This is how we are sure that we are united with Him. A person who claims to be continuing in union with Him ought to conduct his life the way He did.’
1 John 2 verses 3 to 6
‘Whoever has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me and the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father and I will love him and reveal Myself to him.’ John 14 verse 21
‘But the angel said to the women,
“Don’t be afraid. I know you are looking for Jesus, Who was executed on the stake. He is not here, because He has been raised, just like He said! Come and look at the place where He lay.’
Matthew 28 verses 5 and 6