Matthew 5:14-16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
This week during the break I received a phone call from a young lady who reached out to me according because my Facebook posts were always encouraging and she knew that I would join her in prayer regarding something God has placed upon her heart. She went on to ask for my advice. One thing I'm careful about doing when I'm asked for advice is advising someone of what they should specifically do. That isn't my role. No one can know the plans God has for them better than He does. So I always encourage people to go before the Lord in prayer and hear His voice. The plans He has shouldn't be revealed though someone else but confirmed. After I gave my 2 cents we shared a bit more with each other and then we prayed.
Now this is important to me for 2 reasons. 1. I was feeling a tad bit down this particular day. Yes I was spring breaking it but I also had plans to do all these things to further my goals and dreams that I've created a vision board for.Truthfully none of that happened. All I did was rest and accept that it was needed. Amen. 2. It confirmed that even when you think no one is paying attention or watching someone is. The scripture above reminds me to always or at least strive to be my best Christ like self. There are a few things I'm still working on like wearing crop tops #butIlookgoodinthem #alilmidriff. No really! I'm so not modest when it comes to fashion and style but I'm off topic. Giggles...
To hear this young lady say she visits my Facebook page on the regular to be encouraged was uplifting. Saturday was spent with my Dad. We took a few pictures to post in my trip album. He jokingly, asked me to post his dogs (pit bulls) so he could get them sold (sorry Dad, I didn't). During the convo he went on to say the hometown folks keep him updated with my happenings by what I post on my page and that I'm always sharing positive posts.
This report is 6 hours away from where I live. Over 1000+ miles. I'm humbled that my small reach has found the folks I grew up with and that my writing brings light rather than darkness. I had to snap out of my funk and discard the thoughts of being insignificant and doing anything important. Sharing God's truth is important even if no one stops by the blog and reads it or I receive any likes on social media. Often when I post something it is because God has taught me a valuable life lesson that I believe someone else can benefit from. There are so many dangerous, wicked and hurtful things being spread in the news and on social media, I am blessed to be seen as light in an evil and dark world.
To the world I may be one person, but to one person I may be a star girl. #shiningbrigther
Dear Lord, help me to shine your
love and light so bright to drive out darkness,
hopelessness and insecurity in others. Help them to see
the truth of Your word active in my daily living and be
inspired to ask you to become their
Lord and leader. Make my life a
shining example of what it means
to live fully for you. Amen.