As children of God, our task is to follow in the footsteps of Jesus by demonstrating the same loving spirit that personified his earthly ministry.  The ultimate goal is for others to see Jesus in our life without ever knowing our religious persuasion.

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”  Ephesians 5:1-2

Let Your Light Shine

Believers are to shine like the stars in a tribute to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Our mission is not one of boosting, but of bringing glory to God.  We are guides pointing the way for unbelievers.  Our lives should provide a vivid path toward grace, mercy, and transformation.

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16

We Are Nothing Without Jesus

God instructed Jesus to live within the boundaries of his human weakness to the point of being crucified on the cross.  That weakness was used as a tool to demonstrate the awesome power of God when Christ rose from the grave and ascended into heaven to sit beside God.  When we fall to our knees and admit that we are nothing without God, we can rest fully in our own weakness knowing that God is all we need.  God can use us just as we are.  There is no frailty that God cannot overcome.

“And the Lord said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”  2 Corinthians 12:9

We are children of God.  He is our entire identity.  Our salvation has transformed us into walking billboards for Jesus.  We are living for the world to see – nobody but Jesus.

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