Ah!! This is my very first post, and I am so excited about it. Not only do I get to share my family with you, I get to share my trials, my triumphs, advice, ways to enjoy your family and most importantly…the love of Jesus Christ. It is so important when the world seems so dim, there is a place where Christians, specifically Christian mothers can come and know how to be the light. This is what He has called us to be! This is why I want to share with you some important tips on how to be the light of this world. I know that there are so much more than 15 but as a mother…These are the ones that stand out the most! So let’s get started:
1. Be Kind
I know that this sounds cliche, and should be obvious…but it is so hard in this world that we live in to do just that. Ephesians 4:32, it says Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. I think that is the essential to being a Christian. As a mother, there is so much going on, and it takes so much out of us to be nice or kind to those that are closest to us, let alone those that we do not know. But in order for God’s light to be shown..we have to be the ones that go against all odds and show those simple acts of kindness.
2. Be Inviting
When we are the light of the world, we have to make sure that we have an inviting spirit so others can understand that light. Many times, the reason non-believers are not wanting to know more about the love of Christ is that we shun them about who they are and where they come from. In Isaiah 1:18, it says Come now, let’s settle this,”
says the Lord“Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool”. I believe that is telling us to let the Lord be the judge. Jesus is the one that died for our sins. He died for me, he died for you, and he died for that one person who you believe sins are much bigger than ours. Our focus should not be the sin, but the soul that we want to be transformed and renewed in Christ. Once that concept is embedded, we can become more inviting to those that do not know Christ and be the light of this world.
3. Be Strong Willed
Romans 12:2 has encouraged us to have a strong mind and be strong-willed. The Word tells us not to be conformed into the world but be transformed by the renewing of our mind. How can we be the shining light of the world if we partake and participate in everything that they do? We know there are so many things going on in this world that is against the will of God, and we have to be strong-willed to stand against it. At times, it seems really hard to do this but the Holy Spirit provides us with the tools to fight against it.
Here are some more verses that help us to be strong-willed and have a strong mind with Christ..Check them out!
- Phillipians 4:8
- 2nd Timothy 4:7
- Colossians 3:2-5
4. Be courageous
1st Corinthians 15:58 says “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” In this world today, this is quite a task. We are at a point that everything Christians says or do goes against what everyone says or does. But that should not deter you. Our purpose as Christians is to speak of the Gospel and share the good news. I know your co-worker, or the lady at the coffee shop does not want to hear it, but we have to be courageous to be that LIGHT. God and all the angels in heaven celebrate when ONE person accepts Jesus Christ as their personal savior. Imagine, because of your courage, you helped that person know Jesus more.
I pray that these 4 vital ways to be a light blesses you and enable you to be the fishermen that Christ wanted us to be so that more will be entered into the Kingdom of heaven. May the peace of God continue to be with you,