Let His Light Shine
Posted by Amber Lea
Sorry I’m late with the post today. It’s been a very busy week and I’ve let myself get behind on a few things.
First, an update on my son, Daniel. He ended up having a second open heart surgery on Tuesday due to some bleeding, but things went well and he is recovering now. I got to talk to him on the phone briefly, and though he was tired, he sounded good. I praise God and thank Him with all of my heart! I know He is there, watching over my boy, even when I can’t be. And I want to thank you all again for your loving prayers!
I am reminded often of how loved and blessed I am by all the kind and generous people God puts in my life. There are many that I may never meet in person here on earth, but I believe we will know each other someday in heaven.
I’d like to share a story that was posted on a new friend’s blog at Morning Story and Dilbert.
The Wise Woman’s Stone
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”
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This story is the perfect example of what it means to let His Light shine in us, and through us. I know there have been too many times in my own life when I’ve ignored the opportunities my Lord has given me to reach out to others and show His Spirit in me. I don’t want to waste anymore time going through the motions, playing the part of a Christian. I want it to be real, in every area of my life and with my whole heart. When people look at me, I want them to see Jesus.
Lord, I pray that Your Spirit leads me where You want me to go, that Your love is always in my heart, Your truth always on my lips, and that my eyes will see others as You see them. Amen.
Kenny has a lot of inspiring stories over at his blog, full of truth and wisdom. So check out his site at http://morningstoryanddilbert.wordpress.com/
And last but not least, here is the #TBSU List for this week:
You know the drill, check ’em out and if you see something you like, please share! Have an awesome weekend, and God bless! – Amber
About Amber LeaLife was meant for caring and sharing, and that's what I do best. My words are seldom polished or rehearsed, they come straight from the heart. For the past 20 years I have been in education and information services. In the last 3 years, I have been writing articles on Wordpress & Faithwriters. My first book, "Faith, Hope & Miracles" has been published and is now available on Amazon.com The faith that God has given me has changed my life. My goal as an author is share encouragement, faith & hope in God's great love. ("This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you". John 15:12) My son and I share a small log cabin in the mountains of Alaska with our 2 dogs and 3 cats. Our frequent visitors include moose, fox, bears, eagles and owls, and occasionally a human or two.
Posted on January 18, 2013, in Articles and tagged #bloggers, #TBSU, blessings, Christianity, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, light, love, opportunities, prayers, precious, random acts of kindness, social networking, truth, whole heart. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Thanks Amber, for the good word–God bless you too!
Hey Amber, thank you so much for the update on your Son!!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T
Hi Kenny. I get to go see him in 11 more days, and I am SO excited! Christian (the youngest) is already counting the hours and minutes. 🙂 Daniel is doing really well, and says thanks to everyone for the prayers.
Have a great and blessed weekend! – Amber