Sunday, October 14, 2007

Blogging Your Blessings Sunday #1

I have a weekly Bible reminder on my blog and this week I saw the following:

"Christians are supposed to be the light of the world, but you can't be a light if you're not plugged in."

Searching out the Bible verse this referred to, I found:

John 8:12 Jesus tells me “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

Through my faith, He gives me the light too. I have the option to let it shine or keep it turned off. What is meant by letting my light shine? Why is it that I sometimes turn my light off? Why do I forget that He is the light that shines throughout my life?

Too many questions! Ponder the answers . . . oops! I first have to turn on the light Jesus gave me. How do I do that? ONLY with HIS help! I need to walk the talk. Jesus is the light of the world and I, in turn, am the light of the world because I have Him in me! So then, why is it that I turn my light off sometimes? Surely not to save on my power bill! My "power bill" has been paid in full, in advance, by Jesus. He died to accomplish this for all men. But not all men have chosen to open this gift yet. . . it is my job to let my light shine to help bring others to Jesus so they can have His light also.

I don't need to be an evangelist. I don't need to lead a Bible Study. I just need to share the good news through daily actions as I walk my talk. Through my actions, I am shining my light for Jesus so others can come to realize His great gift of LIGHT for all.

Presently, I am attending two Bible studies to learn more about this Jesus, who is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD. The time spent in the WORD keeps me plugged in.

What a blessing!


Sue said...

Happy BYB Sunday, and thank you so much for stopping by, and directing me here :)

Sandy Carlson said...

Thanks for this thought. Makes me think of my next blog post, which will follow up on the image of the little light I posted today.

God bless, and happy Blog Your Blessings Sunday!

MsDemmie said...

Happy BYB Sunday - keeping connected to your faith so you can share it and be your won light is a blessing indeed.

Happy BYB Sunday.

hotdogman said...

It doesn't hurt to keep a flashlight handy either!

BTW you can make a church sign like I put in my BYB posts at

Thanks for stopping by the Hot Dog Truck and have a great day.

PlanetMars said...

Thanks for stopping by and bringing some "light".

Happy BYB Sunday!

CyberCelt said...

What a wonderful blessing post. Welcome to BYB. I look forward to reading your future posts.

Marilyn said...

Very nice post... Walking the talk is sometimes the hardest part. Happy Sunday.

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Excellent blessing... and although I'm not a Christian as such, finding strength and "light" through faith is a wonderful thing!

Oh, I responded to your points on my blog... I do hope you'll re-visit and see if you still feel I was too harsh.

Love Bears All Things said...

A beautiful post, Paulie!
Mama Bear

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

Hi Paulie... your comments were posted on the post above my Blessing...