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To: beachn4fun

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They Are Watching

August 17, 2012

A professional football player’s team was having a terrible season, losing week after week. A reporter asked him how he stayed motivated to play hard and give his best even though his team lost almost every game. He responded, “My dad is watching that game. My mom is watching that game. You better believe I’m going to do my best!” He recognized that there was more at stake than just winning or losing. People were watching, and that reality always drove him to do his best.

Jesus reminded us of this reality in the early portions of His Sermon on the Mount. We should live our lives with a recognition that what we do is observed by those around us—and this visible life makes a statement about our God. He said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:16). How does the light of our lives shine? By bringing the heart and character of Christ into the situations that engage us every day. By showing compassion as He did for the marginalized or forgotten. By displaying concern for the Father’s name and reputation.

People are watching us. The question is, What do they see?

Show me the way, Lord, let my light shine
As an example of good to mankind.
Help them to see the patterns of Thee,
Shining in beauty, lived out in me. —Neuer
Let your light shine—whether you’re a candle in a corner or a lighthouse on a hill.

Read: Matthew 5:13-16

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. —Matthew 5:16
Bible in a Year:
Isaiah 64-66


5 posted on 08/16/2012 6:02:46 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening Mayor ((HUGS))
Thanks for Good Word

9 posted on 08/16/2012 6:07:13 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Losing our FReedom, one ban at a time.)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor...tonight I’m the slow one. Thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS))

No people pick ups tonight? The wedding is getting close.


48 posted on 08/16/2012 8:50:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: The Mayor
And rounding out the top three....The Mayor bags the bronze!!


49 posted on 08/16/2012 8:53:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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