30 July 2017

God's Word for Sunday, 7/30/17

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 5:14,16 MSG


LindaG said...

Hard to do when you don't like to talk. I have never been a talker. To friends or strangers.
But I do like this.
Be safe and have a blessed week. :)

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

One of those brilliant thoughts I ever read from Scott Peck is that we are all mirrors, uniquely reflecting God to the world. It comforts me when I feel I am failing to be as others are.

Rev. Paul said...

Linda, while the attribution is disputed, St. Francis of Assisi is claimed to have said, "Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words." Live your life as a Christian; others ARE watching to see what makes you different. :)

TB, I don't believe the Lord wants us to be automatons, nor faceless drones. Be the "you" which the Lord has created you to be, and let Him shine through you.