I’m listening to a Superchick song, “Beauty From Pain”. It’s been a long time since I heard it.
This post is about giving light in the darkness. It’s about sharing our light-little it may be-with others who are walking through the same dark places we have walked. It’s about the kind of relevance that God wants us to have on this earth.
Sometimes giving light means reaching out in the dark to someone else’s hand to assure that person theat they are not alone. We often think of love as something that requires an epic demonstration. Well, not usually. It doesn’t always bring fluffy fuzzy feelings. It’s hard. It requires more from us than we’re usually ready to give. It goes unnoticed some times. It’s something we still have to give even when we don’t receive it from others.
That’s why I absolutely love the message of the cross: We can’t save ourselves by our own good works or strength. We need God’s love and salvation which He so freely gave. All we have to do is ACCEPT. He’ll take it from there. ACCEPT. SURRENDER. RECEIVE.
Only when we do this can we give. Not out of our little, but out of God’s abundance working with our little-our mustard seed sized faith. Imperfect. Little. Almost nonexistent. He can do great things with our little. God can bring beauty from pain. This is the message of the cross: beauty, freedom, peace, joy, from the pain that Jesus suffered. This is the message we can receive right where we are, and this is the message we can share right where we are.
God loves you. God loves us.
P.S. You can check out the song through the link below. Enjoy. 😊
4 December 2014 Deep and Meaningful
God just gave me a clearer picture of what ministry should mean to me. I’m learning that doing things in a big way isn’t equivalent to doing ministry the right way. I realize that the “go big or go home” mentality is actually a myopic view of how God wants to use us.
He’s showing me in what ways I can be light in the lives of other people.
The small but deep and real connections I make with people would go a long way in causing a ripple effect in the world in the direction of God’s heart more than large and shallow connections can sometimes.
This being said, I look forward to life –a life filled with a lot of these kinds of meaningful connections.
Thank You LORD!
10 November 2014
I hung out with quite a number of people today. I kept thinking and wondering how You wanted to enrich me through this experience. I thought about myself a lot.
Now, at the end of the day I realize that I was putting my happiness in other people’s hands. I see how selfish I was being when I was looking for the most I could get out of relating with other people.
I remember now that my happiness and joy are dependent on You alone. I see that since my happiness and joy depend on You, I don’t need to seek others to fill the space that only You can fill.
I am reminded then, that I am the light of the world. I realize that I didn’t do the people around me much service.
I should reach out. Reach out. Reach out. I should look out for people and bless them. This is God’s calling: that I should be light wherever I am-that I should be the light of the world!!
I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD!
Thank You LORD!