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Monday, March 30, 2009

Shining From the Inside Out


Many times I compare myself to others who I believe have this awesome relationship with God. I start to think am I doing enough for God? What are they doing that I'm not doing? Does God love them more? Are they more special in God's eyes? Am I not Christian enough?
I know how silly those questions may seem...but I think many of us question ourselves... There are people I know who's light just shines. Norm and Barb are a couple at my church. They volunteer in the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and they have been in the mission field. When you talk to these two people, they make you feel like you are the only one that matters to them. They listen to you, they pray for you, and they give the best hugs you can imagine... because they love... Christ is the center of their focus. .. You can't fake that kind of love...

I think the answer to my questions is this. God loves us and He thinks we are special. He does not compare us to others. God wants us to enjoy a relationship with Him. He wants us to talk to Him, listen to Him, and just allow Him into our daily lives. He wants us to want to know Him better. To know Him better is to dig into His word and pray.

Norm and Barb are an example of the kind of relationship I want with my Savior... I want to be a blessing to others and to glorify God everyday by shining from the inside out...

4 comments:

Judy said...

I am SOOO guilty of this...it is one of my worst faults.
In fact, you and I are thinking along the same lines Kelly...I just posted about "being who we are" and knowing that THAT is good enough for God...that we shouldn't look to others for our own assessments...
thanks for reminding me that I need only to LOVE and be FAITHFUL to my Creator...and not look to others to define who I am or how I should be.

Zaida said...

YOU are a blessing to me Kelly.
You bless me with your words and your smile and just by being who you are.
Thanks for sharing your inspiring thoughts on your blog.

Alaska-womom said...

Thanks for the reminder-I know this yet I forget ! I know several people I know who would love to read your blog-I will share.

J.

mardi said...

I am just like you in that I find myself second guessing my own faith when I look and see what others are doing. I have found that God uses different lights in different ways. Sometimes He needs a bright illumination, but other times He needs a soft, warm glow.

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