Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,
singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
As a Christian, I live out my life in front of an audience. I am an influencer. My life can touch others for Him.
You are too. Living for Christ remains a journey as we all seek to draw closer to Him.
Even in times of trouble, people watch us. They watch to see how we react and how we cope with hard times. Can we walk our faith when life is hard?
You can be an influencer too if you purpose in your heart to honor Him and make your life a living sacrifice of daily thanksgiving. How do we accomplish this?
Daily thanksgiving means showing our appreciation to Christ no matter our circumstances. We could be facing bankruptcy, illness, and dire times; but our focus is not on ourselves and our own plight. We focus instead on His love and let it shine through our problems.
I know this is easier said than done, but I learn from Paul and Silas who sat in jail after beatings and decided to praise God in the midst of their storm.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying
and singing hymns to God,
and the other prisoners were listening to them.
They had an audience watching them in their storm. God’s response? An earthquake shook the prison unbinding every prisoner. The jailer confessed to Christ and became saved.
My take away from this story: living out our praise and thanksgiving in front of a doubtful audiences brings God’s glory, reigning down His power and salvation.
I wrote this post for the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes and the Write 31 Days 2018 challenge.
You can learn more about the 31 Days of of Five Minute Free Writes 2018 by clicking on the icon below:
You can see other blog posts by visiting my introductory page: 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes: A Faith Journey. This post also continues off my Thanksgiving series on Living Out Thanksgiving.
In other personal news, I am also busy teaching on Outschool. It is a great help for homeschoolers looking for enrichment classes. I am teaching creative writing. Plus, I offer a virtual after school book club experience for teens. The club starts in two weeks.
You can view my profile here. I will be adding more classes for the spring. I hope you will stop by and check out my classes. Do you know a child who loves to write and read? Be sure to share my profile with his/her parents.
Now on to our weekly linkup. First, please follow me on your social media. I love to hear from you:
Next, lets review last week’s linkup.
Last Week’s Top Clicked
Maree Dee selected Gretchen’s post as her favorite post for the Grace & Truth Linkup last week. It most have been your favorite too because Maree Dee’s post was the most clicked for the week. I love the Grace & Truth linkup because it another opportunity to find inspirational blogs. I clicked over and read Gretchen’s post as well. I found it full of truth and encouragement.
My Favorite Post
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