Matthew 5:14-16 NLT
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.
Another fantastic reason to try and do our best. So that everyone will praise our heavenly Father. We are to represent Christ here on this earth. They will know we are Christians by our love. Huge love, off the wall, even, love for others. We are going to be shining for Christ! Let us draw near to Him so we know what to say and do. We will be guided by the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:14-21 NLT
14 Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.
16 So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
Christ’s love controls us. I love that statement! Death to our old life. True and new life in Christ! He died and was raised for us. We are alive in Him!
We do not judge others, we just love them. We are to show His love, more and more, to everyone. He has given us this wonderful job of bringing people back to Him. We are His ambassadors and we are to plead with others “Come back to God!”
Today, if you don’t know Jesus or have slipped away from Him, I beg you to come back to God. Please come back today, there might not be a tomorrow. After the songs below there is a link to my blog that will lead you to Christ. It has all the information that you need, if you are interested in knowing God. Be blessed my friends.
Pray with me please
Oh most holy and infinitely wise Father,
How we adore You. Thank You for Your mercy which is new every morning. (Lamentations 3:22-23) Thank You for leading and guiding us in Your truth. May we, as Your ambassadors, bring glory to Your name, by what we say and do. May we shine so bright with Your love. Let Your great love impower us to love the unlovable and to reach every single person that You want us to with Your great and glorious gospel! Let our feet be shod, Lord, with Your word. May we remember to put on Your armor and shine for You in this dark world. It is in Jesus name we pray. Amen.
We are instructed to bear one another’s burdens, (Galatians 6:2) so if there are any prayer requests feel free to leave them in the comment section. I would be honored to pray with you. If it is more private you can always contact me via email at email@example.com I check that every day. Blessings to you all, till we meet again, tomorrow, if the Lord is willing. Peace.
Let’s worship today with
How He Loves by David Crowder
In Christ Alone-The Passion of the Christ
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