Archive | June, 2013

Letting your light shine…

12 Jun


“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lamp stand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven,” Matthew 5:14-16.

A recent revelation revealed unto me on behalf of the Holy Spirit of God, was that of letting the light of Christ shine in my life. In sharing the Gospel of Christ, the teaching of the word is most of all important but also in setting the example of just how the Gospel can change a person and affect the atmosphere of a society. In many circumstances and opportunity to discuss the Faith many not present itself at times, so displaying the Gospel can be reflected in our actions in daily living. There are five key characteristics that a child of the Most High can exhibit, in order to minister on His behalf. These elements are Praying, Loving, serving people, giving, and remaining faithful unto His word.

Praying is the most powerful resource we have as Brother’s and Sister’s in the Faith. Not only is this tool used to directly communicate with God, but also aligns our will unto His. A powerful prayer life brings revelation, discernment, a sound spirit and divine inspiration to those able to here the will of God. In prayer we are able to thank God for His love and grace and mercy during the trials of this world.

The second is to love everybody. To love everybody is a mandate of the Holy Scriptures, to love the saved and unsaved (1 Corinthians 13: 4-7, 1 Corinthians 13:13, 1 Peter 2:17). By loving everyone this creates a mutual respect and does not deter future Christian believers. Always love the person but hate the sin and allow God to convict their Spirit into belief. Take note in the fact that we as human beings were at some point lost, but the love of Christ believer’s intervening in prayer convicted us to believe.

The third is to serve people. There is no greater joy than that of helping people. Serving people can come in the form of any activity, from mentoring young children and teens or helping out at a local soup kitchen. By helping out someone in need not only greatly affects their life but the community as well. In society we have different classes, those of the privileged and those who struggle throughout this life. By displaying good deeds alone will not guarantee your salvation, but it will display the salvation of Christ in you to others to share.

The fourth and fifth are giving and believing in the Word of God. In giving, we are able to return the blessing’s in which God has given us unto others. Giving can be displayed in money, time and goods to those who need it. This return of the fruits of your labor can be to the Church or people in general, as long as the blessing is given back to others. The last and most important, is believing the Word of God. The Holy Scriptures tells us that trials and tribulations will come but always trust in the Most High Yah, to be your deliverer and redeemer. Trials come to perfect the Saints and empower us to overcome this fallen world. Shalom…