Are You An Example of Jesus?
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. - Matthew 5:16.
Each time we go to church, we hear the message of Jesus. We are humbled at the message, and declare we are the light of Jesus. Monday morning finds us perhaps going to work, and that person pulls his car right in front of us, almost side-swiping ours. What do we do? Are we shining our light - asking Jesus to take care of him on his way this morning, or do we quickly drown him with our words? Then, we get to the office and things aren't any better. Someone does something or says something that we doesn't set too well with us, and what do we do? Do we open our mouth without thinking and speak the words we want to speak? Or do we take a moment to ask God to give us the words to speak, so that we won't offend?
How do we come across to our family? Do our children see the light of Jesus within us, so that they are patterning their life after a Godly figure? Or do they see us doing things and saying things that God doesn't approve of, yet we ask them to do better in their actions and in their words?
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. - Matthew 5:14.
Let us examine ourselves this morning - our demeanor, our attitude, our feelings - and see if we are clothed in the righteousness of Jesus. Do we express Jesus in our conversations? Do we act in love, each time we are faced with something with which we don't agree? Do we feel we are the servant of God, given the opportunity to share Jesus with others? Or do we put ourselves upon a pedestal, far above the 'lowly sinner', and feel we are too good to associate ourselves with them? Remember, if it were not for God sending His Son, Jesus, to save the world, then we would be but a 'lowly sinner' ourselves, and God's love would not be within our hearts and souls.
Prayer : Our Loving Heavenly Father,
Give us the attitude of love and forgiveness. Help us to show only your light, when faced with those things that the world presents us with. Help us to give love where we think love isn't due, and help us shine daily with the light of God. We give you praise! 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 Devotionals Team
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