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How often do I act like God is a secret? Unfortunately, more than I want to admit.
I take credit when people compliment me for things He has done. I don’t tell others how has healed me. I don’t mention that I am a new being in Him. I don’t credit Him for the wonderful and amazing world He has given us. I don’t mention that God is a good mood. I don’t acknowledge that God is God.
Here are some common ways I act like God is a secret.
- Being quiet when I should speak up.
- Going along with the crowd.
- Denying that Jesus is the light of the world.
- Letting missing God’s goal for my life to dim my light.
- Not explaining my light to others.
- Ignoring the needs of others.
Jesus is direct. Don’t act like God is a secret.
May it be so as Jesus said. May I be a beacon of truth. May my light shine clearly and boldly.
Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.
(Matthew 5:14 The Message)
Kip Light said:
Spoken truthfully and well said. We all can benefit from realizing this. God Bless you for sharing it.
“He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty.” ~~Jesus « Michael Wilson's Blog said:
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