THE 2016 LIGHT CHALLENGE

2016 LIGHT CHALLENGE

YOU ARE CHRIST'S LIGHT IN THIS DARK WORLD

YOU ARE CHRIST’S LIGHT IN THIS DARK WORLD – SHINE!

 

In Matthew 5:14-16, Jesus said that we, Believers, are the light of the world and instructs us to let our light shine before men in the same way that a city set on a hill would shine, or a lamp placed on a lampstand would shine so that people may see our good deeds and moral excellence and glorify our Father who is in heaven.

So, what is the 2016 light challenge?

The 2016 light challenge is:

To choose to let the light of Christ in you shine before others through your good deeds and moral excellence no matter what situation you encounter in 2016

What a challenge!

Are you up to it?

I am sure that each of us who takes on this challenge will encounter situations where there is great, and even exceedingly great temptation and pressure to respond or act in ways that hide the light of Christ in us, but don’t let that discourage you from joining in.

Enter the challenge with a mindset of dependence on God, keeping in mind that His grace is ever present to help and you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

Just like anything else we want to become good at, the 2016 Light Challenge will take practice and mindful effort, especially in situations that we normally find challenging.

If there is a time when you “blow it”,  “mess up”, or conduct yourself in a way that would make others question whether you even have the light of Christ in you, don’t get discouraged, give up or fall under the weight of condemnation, simply confess it, ask forgiveness, repent, pick yourself up and keep moving on. Take the stance of the Apostle Paul who wrote in Philippians 3:13-15:

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 All of us who are mature [pursuing spiritual perfection] should have this attitude. And if in any respect you have a different attitude, that too God will make clear to you.” (Amplified Bible)

We, Believers are the light of the world and the world needs to see our light because it is engulfed in darkness.

Considering this, as we go into the new year, let’s take on the 2016 Light Challenge and let our lights shine.

So, what is the 2016 light challenge?

The 2016 light challenge is:

To choose to let the light of Christ in you shine before others through your good deeds and moral excellence no matter what situation you encounter in 2016

What a challenge!

Are you up to it?

Let’s do it!

“GO LIGHT YOUR WORLD” – BY KATHY TRICCOLI

“You are the light of [Christ to] the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven.”  

(Matthew 5:14-16, Amplified Bible)

 

Be encouraged,

Kim

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