When the light of the truth about Jesus illuminates us, it is our duty to shine that light to help others. Our witness for Christ should be public, not hidden. We should not keep the benefits for ourselves alone but pass them on to others. You are not alone and your testimony will help others.
“No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed. A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house. For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.
I believe in you
How do you respond to someone that is abrasive, angry, or out to steal your joy? Somedays it’s not easy to react in a Godly manner. God’s word is clear on how we need to handle those moments.
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
To overcome our own passions, requires more steady management, than obtaining victory over an enemy.
Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
A wise person is cautious in what he says; he thinks before he talks and does not gab. This reveals that a person is even-tempered. Restraint in talking may even cause a fool to be considered wise.
You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect
This verse rounds out today’s inspirational. Be perfect. Christ sets up the high ideal of perfect love not that we can fully attain it in this life. That, however, Respond in love in every and all situations and show mercy; we don’t know what that person is going through.
I believe in you
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
We have the Lord, but He Himself has recognized that we need the love of a brother. He Himself came down and lived among us as a man to encourage others. We cannot see Him now, but blessed be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love. Be blessed my brothers, I believe in you.