Friday, August 29, 2014

~ "Lighting the way..."

"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"  (1 Cor 3:16)

The temple of God, a vessel, a place of dwelling - that is what we are.  We carry the beacon of light for those who cannot see, a lighthouse illuminating the rocks of the shore.  Our actions and our words are held to a higher standard, simply because we have been called.  

So much focus has been placed on a "Christian" way of life.  When one fails to portray the perceived view of a Christian, we all take the hit.  We cannot individually change the views of others with regard to being a true believer in the word...only our actions and our testimony can speak for what we represent.  A true Christian understands that persecution is one of the consequences that comes with professing our faith.  

Be a true Christian all of the time, not just when it's convenient and not just when you are with a group of other Christians -- profess your faith all the time, in all situations.  Allow the Spirit of God to not only dwell within you, but to shine constantly, even in the darkest moments!