Did you know to Live LIGHT is choice? It’s a daily choice, an hourly choice, sometimes a minute by minute choice. In this next section of the Live LIGHT Manifesto we look at how we live because of what we know and what we know Jesus told us about how we should live.
I choose to live LIGHT. I choose to Live Loved, knowing nothing can separate me from His love. Jesus said, “Make yourselves at home in my love.” I choose to Live Intentional, the way Jesus only said and did what came from the Father. Jesus said, “I only do what I see the Father doing.” I choose to Live Generous, the way God lives towards everyone. Jesus said, “Give away your life.” I choose to Live Hopeful, knowing I can trust my good Father. Jesus said, “Don’t get lost in despair…” I choose to Live Today, knowing faithfulness to God is multiplication. Jesus said, “As you go…”
No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:15-16
We love each other because he loved us first. 1 John 4:19
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. John 15:9
So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Ephesians 5:15-17
I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it. John 12:49
So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does. John 5:19
If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? 1 John 3:17
In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. Matthew 5:45
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. Luke 6:38
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Romans 12:12
God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful. 1 Thessalonians 5:24
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. John 14:1
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Matthew 6:34
Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip. “The servant who received the five bags of silver began to invest the money and earned five more. The servant with two bags of silver also went to work and earned two more. But the servant who received the one bag of silver dug a hole in the ground and hid the master’s money. “After a long time their master returned from his trip and called them to give an account of how they had used his money. The servant to whom he had entrusted the five bags of silver came forward with five more and said, ‘Master, you gave me five bags of silver to invest, and I have earned five more.’ “The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’ “The servant who had received the two bags of silver came forward and said, ‘Master, you gave me two bags of silver to invest, and I have earned two more.’ “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’ “Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, ‘Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.’ “But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate, why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’ “Then he ordered, ‘Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver. To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away. Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ Matthew 25:14-30
Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received! Matthew 10:7-8
I know the plan when I started to explain the Live LIGHT Manifesto was to unpack the Bible truths behind each statement. But I wanted to keep these posts to 30 for marketing purposes and this next set of statements is chock-o-block full of so much to say.
- To Live LIGHT I Live Loved – knowing nothing can separate me from His love
- To Live LIGHT I Live Intentional – the way Jesus only said and did what came from the Father
- To Live LIGHT I Live Generous – the way God lives towards everyone
- To Live LIGHT I Live Hopeful – knowing I can trust my good Father
- To Live LIGHT I Live Today – knowing faithfulness to God is multiplication
We’ll be unpacking more about all those in the posts to come. For now let’s do an overview of what’s in the manifesto.
Live LIGHT – I Live Loved – knowing nothing can separate me from His love
We love because he first loved us. Perfect love is love we get from the Father and share to others to point them to the Father. Nothing can separate us from His love so we love.
Live LIGHT – I Live Intentional – the way Jesus only said and did what came from the Father
We can’t be intentional about things that God doesn’t want us to be intentional about. Jesus showed us how we can live, only doing and saying what we get from God. It’s a challenge, but that’s why we need to be intentional.
Live LIGHT – I Live Generous – the way God lives towards everyone
God is generous in sending rain to the righteous and the unrighteous. Our generosity springs from God and is amplified by forgiveness. We can’t hold on to unforgiveness and have open hearts to be as generous and joyful.
Live LIGHT – I Live Hopeful – knowing I can trust my good Father
Hope comes from trust and trust comes from knowing a trustworthy God. We can survive without food and water for a time, we can’t survive without hope for that long.
Live LIGHT – I Live Today – knowing faithfulness to God is multiplication
To live today we need to mindful in the moment to what God wants to do. It’s understanding also that faithfulness to God is multiplication.
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