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Be These

Be These Art

I found this image while looking for some stuff to share with my middle-schoolers yesterday. I am sure you may have seen this design before, on t-shirts or on posters. Still it is a good reminder of our simple objective this week.

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its salty taste, it cannot be made salty again. It is good for nothing, except to be thrown out and walked on.

14 “You are the light that gives light to the world. A city that is built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 And people don’t hide a light under a bowl. They put it on a lampstand so the light shines for all the people in the house. 16 In the same way, you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:13-16(NCV)

And that leads me to my question for you to ponder. In what ways will you be a light for other people? How will others taste your saltiness?  How will you ‘be these’?

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Not Slack

Time has been merciful and I am able to get another post in today!  As I took the garbage to the street this morning, I monitored carefully for Zombies or Aliens! 🙂 Seeing none, I sprinted to the street and back, just in case!

We all know that one day will be the end, if not for everyone, one day will be our last individually.  It’s something that we all know is out there, and will sneak up on us like a thief in the night

For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.1 Thessalonians 5:2New Living Translation (©2007)

We cannot worry about it, or be too anxious, however we should look forward to the day, like a child looks toward Christmas, or maybe even like the way so many were watching and waiting for his birth here on Earth.  And while he tarries, we must take advantage of everyday that we are graciously given, and use it as another opportunity to do good and be the light!

34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray   Luke 21

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  2 Peter 3:9 New International Version (NIV)

Enjoy today, it still might be the last! 🙂

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Light = Joy

So far we have had Grey Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday, and it’s not even December!  We sure like to get the Holidays started with a bang of obligations!

Despite that side of things, I have to admit that seeing Christmas trees glowing in windows of homes and landscaping covered in lights while I drove to and fro the soccer field last night filled me with joy!

While you participate in all the various activities coming at you in the next 6 weeks, make sure you find joy in the light.

12 Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12 New Living Translation (NLT)
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Called to Light

Today wherever you go and whatever you do, remember, that as a follower of the Christ you are called to be a light to those around you!

Now he told me,
“You are an important servant to me to bring back the tribes of Jacob, to bring back the people of Israel who are left alive.
But, more importantly, I will make you a light for all nations to show people all over the world the way to be saved.” (Isaiah 49:6 NCV)

Light it up!

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Guard your Ham and Eggs

I was looking this morning for a simple thought that I could mediate on throughout the day today.  I had started to think it might be this historic brain twister

“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.”

but I decided instead to focus on something a little bit different.  Maybe more of an example of the pig.

23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4

Today, guard your heart.  Build a wall around it to protect it.  But as you travel here and there light your path “like the morning sun,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” (Proverbs 4:18)