Let Your Light Shine by Courtnaye Richard

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Let Your Light Shine
Series: The Influence of a Changed Woman
Courtnaye Richard
1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Have you ever been in a place where someone walked into the room and that person just lit it up with their very presence? They just made you want to smile? What about when someone just did a kind deed and you happened to see it or hear about it? Honestly speaking, are you that kind of person...often? Examine yourself. Either way, my sister, these are just a couple of examples of what being a light for Christ looks like in real life.

If you are a Christian woman, others around you should notice that there's something different about you. There should be this natural glow on you. There should be something about you that sets you apart, and makes them desire what you have. And what do you have? JESUS! That's right! It's time out for just saying that we're a Christian by name or association. It's time for other people in our world to see that we are a lover of Christ not only by the love that we have for one another, but by our character and our light that shines bright!

Now, on the flipside, I need to ask you this question. Are you hiding your light? What I mean by this is... are you displaying things like a bad attitude, cursing, being overly or rudely impatient with people, having outbursts of anger, gossiping, backbiting, putting others down, fornicating (i.e. having sex and you're not married), messing around with a married man, tampering with or embracing homosexuality, or living with someone whom you're not married to? Or are you hanging out in places or doing things that you know would not glorify God? If you are doing these things, let me tell you something today, my dear sister. You're blowing out your light. (The key to setting it back on fire is repentance).

Listen. First Corinthians 6:9-10 tells us, ''Don't you know that those who do wrong will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, who are idol worshipers, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers, and swindlers-none of these will have a share in the Kingdom of God.'' (NLT) This is not only real life, real talk, and real faith...more powerfully, this is God's word.

Also, Galatians 5:19-21 says, ''When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, your lives will produce these evil results: sexual immorality, impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasure, idolatry, participation in demonic activities, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, divisions, the feeling that everyone is wrong except those in your own little group, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other kinds of sin. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.'' (NLT) This blows out the light! Hurry up, repent, ask God's forgiveness, ...

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