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Thought for today: Sun. 11/16
SHINE ON CHILD OF GOD
As children of the Most High God, how is it that we allow ourselves to shrink in the sight of Man when God has created us in His likeness and image? As Moses was not able to look upon the face of God for His countenance was too great a light. For even the night is as day to God. It is this same light, substance of our Creator,  that enables our light to shine. As day is to night God’s light can be seen through us by man for miles. If we live for Christ, our spirits and countenance will shine as radiantly as our Father’s, showing others what a life with Christ affords. We aer silent instead of being ready to give an accout for our faith and uphold our fellow man.We boast of stand in for righteousness, yet blend into the crowd fearful to admit we know Christ in the pardoning of our sins. We have a great expectation of Christ interceding on our behalf as He sits at the right hand of the Father, while denying Christ (our light). We call upon the Holy Spirit for comfort and guidance, yet fail to obey God’s Word quenching our light. Instead of following the Great Commission we fail to strengthen our brothers and sisters when we are converted. Failing daily to share our faith (our light) with others we ignore their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We are ambassadors of Christ,  beacons of light, holders of hope of truth. Don’t turn a blind eye to your neighbor.Don’t hide your light from the rest of the world. Shine On Bright & Beautiful Star!
Reading for today:
Matthew 5:14-16
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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
by: Marianne Williams

Posted by Rev. Bonita A. Benson

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