The world is different when we purposefully live as God says to live.I like how the Message says it:
"Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.(Matthew 5: 14-16, The Message)
The thing is . . . we are created to live purposefully . . . on earth and in heaven. It is a new day and a new year to be more purposeful and intentional to live the way God tells us to live:
Be light . . . God has put you here today to be light.
Reveal the presence of Christ through your words, behavior, and actions . . . bringing out the God-colors in the world.
Tell people about Christ. . . the presence of Christ in you is not a secret to be kept . . . go public.
Be a light-bearer. . . let people see the light of Christ in you.
Go where God says to go . . . it is through Christ that we are positioned as if we are on a light stand to shine His light to those around us.
Be generous with your life . . . open up to others so others open up to the generosity of God.
Learning to Kickstart the new day with the purpose of being light to a dark world,
(written by Kerrie L. Palmer © 2011 All Rights Reserved)