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Your inner beauty already exists within you

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“Remember, no one can provide you your inner beauty or light. It already exists within you and yearns to brightly shine for all to see!”
― Regina M Powers, What Color Is Your Medicine?

You are the light of the world

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14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”  — Jesus, Matthew 5:14-16 NIV Accessed from Bible Gateway

Jesus said “you are the light of the world.”  Yes, the light of God shines through you.  For too long we have focused on the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus and ignored the life in between.  By doing so we have missed the lessons Jesus came to teach us about how to live on this earth.  Don’t hide your light.  Let it shine!

I would like to wrap up our study of the life and teachings of Jesus with a final thought.

Christmas has come and gone. But this year don’t take the baby out of the manger and put him away till next year. Celebrate Christmas every minute of every day. Welcome the Christ presence into the world by living in conscious awareness of the presence of God within us all and following Jesus our great example by living his way of life and teachings.

Dig a Little Deeper:   How do you shine your light into the world?

The Christian Life

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“The Christian life is a life that consists of following Jesus.”                                                                                                          ~ A.W. Pink

To learn more about A.W. Pink see:

https://www.theopedia.com/arthur-w-pink

 

Dig a Little Deeper: 

What does following Jesus look like in your life? Is your life the reflection of the Christ of God Jesus portrayed in the Scriptures, or do you simply follow the man, Jesus, while controlling your own life?

Going the Extra Mile

Copyright 2017 by R. A. Robbins

38 You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[h] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”  –

— Jesus. Matthew 5:39-51, NIV, Accessed from Biblegateway.com

 

This is one of those difficult teachings of Jesus that we would like to cut out of our Bible’s isn’t it?  It definitely goes against our Western sensibilities.

 

Dig a Little Deeper: 

What are some ways you can go that extra mile with someone in your own life?

:) To Share in the Life of God

“However, as the Eastern churches have always maintained, through Christ creation is intended eventually to share in the life of God,

the life of divine nature. ” —John Polkinghorne

 

Dig a Little Deeper: 

This is a high spiritual goal, to say the least. How does one experience sharing in “the life of God”?