Thursday, May 04, 2006

Try Being a Light


God's children shine with his light in a world where others are in darkness. So think of some of the things a light does.
*Light is silent. No noise, No bulldozing, No banners---- light simply shines. Its like a lighthouse along the shore. All it does is shine as it turns.
*Light gives direction. No words, no sermon. Jesus says that others "see" our actions-- but nothing is said of their hearing.
* Light attracts attention. You don't have to ask people to look at you when you turn on a light in a dark room. It happens automatically. You are a light in the darkness,a child of God who is being watched, who gives off a very distinct message... Without saying a word. Let the light shine. Don't attempt to show off how bright and sparkling you are, just let it shine.
I borrowed some of the above from Charles Swindoll. My point is its time to stop saying others are wrong, others are this or that. Its time to stop, look at ourselves and let our light shine. Its time to stop being a bulldozer pushing others to our way. Its time to stop and love our neighbor. Its time to forgive and forget the hurtful things that have been said. Its time for each of us to let our light shine so others can see the good in our faith and in our hearts.

I will delete all comments and emails that say anything negative about anyone else. If you have a problem with the way someone else believes then get on your knees. Do not tell me about it.

21 comments:

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Peggy,
What a wonderful post ~ I think you are truly an inspiration ~ and your light of understanding and acceptance shines through! Thank you !

OOOHHH ~ I went to your web page and saw all those lovely soaps ~ and you have rose?!!!

novaks8 said...

It's hard Peggy.

I try, I really do.

I find myself praying a lot for the bad thoughts I have about others.

People throw around the phrase "what would Jesus do?" but it is such a hard concept!

Leanne said...

Excellent post, and an excellent message to be shared with everyone. Your light shines very brightly!

Heather Smith said...

I've often been told that my life may be the only Bible anyone ever reads. That has always encouraged me to watch the way I live my life. I want it to shine for Christ. Great post, Peggy!

Flossy said...

Love this post Peggy :)

Jeanne said...

Blessings to you my friend.
Let love's light always be a beacon for us all.
Love and hate are both four letter words.
I hope we can all spread love and God's word!
Blessings!

Amy said...

I'm getting on my knees right now. Prayer works wonders especially when it concerns others.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

As my friend Lazy Daisy would say, "Preach on sister"...I am on your side and I believe exactly like you and have for many, many years now and plan to always believe that way. I try to be a light in my surroundings. Great post..Sandy

ms*robyn said...

this has to be THE best post on the matter, that I have read in the past week. Thankyou dear Peggy, blessings always to you xoxo
and to ms*diva of course

ms*robyn said...

oh by the way - love the new colour!

judypatooote said...

I think it was the Newsboys that had a song out called "Shine", and
and I can remember my daughter Lori had a Bible Class with K through 5 children, and she got little fiber optic candles for each of them, and the large movie screen above had pictures of each child, and all the children paraded around the church, inside, with the only lights were their fiber optic candles.....I had tears rolling down my face....it was so moving.......it was so innocent.......your post was wonderful......and I agree, if you can't say anything good, then you shouldn't say anything at all... We are all Gods Children....some Good, and Some Bad.....

judypatooote said...

I forgot to mention that when the children paraded around the church with their f/O candles the music of the Newboys "Shine" was playing....

Sharon K said...

I live in Port Clinton and not far away is the Marblehead light house. I will take my camera there and take pictures soon. Your picture of the lighthouse is beautiful.

Mindy said...

Beautiful post Peggy! So full of Truth! You inspire me to keep my little light shining!!! Hug to you dear...xo

Donna said...

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

Great post Mrs. Peggy

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

nice post peggy, but gosh, did i miss something?..yikes..

i hope there was no bad mouthing of anyone..

Cookie said...

Such a beautiful post Peggy. Thank you for being you !!! Hugssss

Calidore said...

Hear hear Peggy. We need to throw the first stone at ourselves before casting one at others.

May all our lights shine.

Hugs

Catherine

Nicole said...

Oh Peggy, Thank you so very much. I have been distressed for days now about such things when I should have been thinking about my Pop. I have forgiven and forgotten and asked that of those who I should ask it. Thank you Peggy xox

deni said...

Excellent post.

And all God's children said, "AMEN!!"

berriehead said...

Dear Ms Peggy You have said so much here in this post I do believe it is what a few of us have been trying hard to say. Thank you...and prayer should always begin within ourselves how can we become better humans? What would we like God to help us with? How would God feel about our behavior? Just had to tell you thank you!