Spiritual Inspiration Now

Luke 8:16
“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light.

Sometimes it is hard to be a light when we are in the midst of struggles and difficulties. It’s also hard to be a light when the people you are with don’t seem very receptive if not downright resistant to it! After all…they are struggling as well. You don’t have to have it all together before you can be a light. God works with you where you are. Every time we turn to the mercy and unconditional love of God we are more able to reflect that Divine Light to others. Sometimes we can lack confidence that we’ll be able to say or do what will truly matter in tough situations. But, to paraphrase part of a prayer Mother Teresa often quoted: “Do it anyway.” It’s not our job to change people’s minds or to change their hearts…that’s up to the Holy Spirit. Our job is to reflect the light of God through the use of our varied gifts and talents in the service of others. A good start is to open your heart to a relationship with God Who loves you just the way you are.

Suggested song of the day– “May I Be Light” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Listen to a free clip by clicking on “Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes” under “Blogroll” to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Have a blessed day!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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