Today we welcome a new writer for treadingwater. She is a high school freshman with a love for Jesus and spiritual insight that is fresh. I know we will be encouraged by Tiffany.
What Do We “DO” As Christians?
As Christians, we are to live a life serving God by spreading His Word to others. We are called to be different than the world and to stand out.
Matthew 5:14-16 says ( New Living Translation)
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
How many times have you asked yourself “What makes me different from the world?” I am sure that you most likely said….
I don’t do drugs
I don’t get myself drunk
I don’t cuss
I don’t steal
I don’t murder
Most of the time, we get caught up in the things we do not “do” but how many times have you thought about what you DO that makes you so different.
Go to church regularly
Participate in church activities and fellowship
Encourage others and lift them up
Spread the Word of God and His message
Love your enemies
Show the infinite love of God to those around you
Read your Bible everyday and spend one-on-one time with God
I know this is a long and quite daunting list of things we are supposed to do. I also know that no human can do all those things, all the time, every single day. No one is perfect because if they were they would not need a Savior. The good news is that God did not put us on the Earth and expect us to be perfect in every way, but He does expect us to try. Everyday we should strive to be more like Jesus. We should wake up with a purpose to influence others for Him. People are watching us all the time to see how we act and how we are different. Even one small act you do can plant a seed in someone else. So today be the light in the darkness so many people long for. Don’t hide your beautiful light, but let everyone around you see that you are different so they will know that there is truly a God in Heaven and hope in the world.
Being a light in the world!
https://youtu.be/CVqR6kTu8lE Go Light Your World by Kathy Troccoli
Thank you Tiffany for being a light for others to follow Jesus!