Food For Thought Friday

Food For Thought: Are you a Light or a Flicker?

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Wanna know something funny?

This Facebook post:

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…received 40 likes.

This one: Blog.3

…received 35 likes and 5 comments.

But this one, on the other hand:

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…received one ‘like’.

And this one…Blog.1

…only got “one”, as well.

So why am I mentioning this? Do I really care about how many “likes”, comments, shares, or re-blogs we have?

Not in the least.

But I do find it ‘funny’ – and not in an “LOL” way – that we are so quick to “like” a ‘pretty’ picture, “share” bad news, or comment on a post about fashion or friendship…and yet, we stray away from sharing, posting, liking or remarking about our faith on social media.

Craig and I certainly don’t author this blog for the income it provides (read: zero). We don’t share our faith because we desire fame, or tons of “likes” or “followers”. This blog is up and running today not because I have a wealth of time to write it, but because Jesus calls us to stand up for him!

In a world where violence is rampant; evil is portrayed as ‘good’ and normal, and the name of Jesus is a dirty word… We are called by him to shine like a light on a hill:

 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that[a] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 5: 14-16

How are you interpreting that scripture? Do you think being a LIGHT for all the world to see means fading into society so that no one out there knows your beliefs? Do you think it means hiding your faith? If that is how you’re living, you aren’t truly being a Christ-follower…

Now, listen. I am not here to judge, nor am I judging. But I love you people. I pour my heart and soul out to you weekly, and have (on and off) for almost three years. I write to you because Jesus has called me to do so, and because I love Him and long to follow Him more closely, I must obey.

Trust me. I am not perfect, nor am I claiming to be. I am a sinner. I mess up every single day, but that doesn’t stop me from striving to be the daughter of the Risen King I know I am.

Don’t shy away from sharing your faith – from letting others know what you believe and WHO you follow, and WHY. If you truly love Him, then don’t you want others to know the indescribable joy with which He fills you, in spite of all circumstances?

Be different. Shine like a light in the darkness. Do you know how many people have said to my face, behind my back, or behind the mask of a computer screen that I am a Jesus Freak? That I am “taking things too far”? That we take this “church thing too seriously”?

So. What.

It doesn’t matter what anyone else says, but Him.

Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; Depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.’ Matthew 7:21-23

So, therein lies your ‘food for thought’…Are you shining the light of Christ for all to see? I don’t care if you “like” my posts or share them or comment on them. But I do hope that you will never be ashamed of or afraid to reveal your faith.

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Food For Thought Friday

Free Blessings!

Friday2Happy Friday Y’all!!!

I haven’t been this excited for a Friday in awhile, but between the fact this week has seemed a few extra days long for some reason, and that my husband is going to be home today, I am ecstatic!!! Ladies, if you have the privilege of spending every evening with your husband, or if you are dating and have the pleausre of seeing your significant other on a daily basis, consider yourself blessed and say a quick prayer of thanks right now.

Someone recently said, “Oh, it must be nice to have a break from each other!”

No ma’am, that is not the case. Spending 3-4 days apart at a time every single weekNot fun.

But I digress… (per usual). 🙂

Today, we have a bit of a surprise for you! This is going to be an even happier Friday than you may have thought! Look what I found for free:

Click on the picture above to be taken to the site with the links to download these 16 FREE BOOKS FROM BETH MOORE, PLUS TWO FREE MUSIC TRACKS FROM CHRISTIAN ARTIST COTY SLOAN!

If you’ve never seen or read or done a devotional by Beth Moore, boy are you missing out! Check out the video below – sound on and watching with undivided attention! (I just sounded like an elementary school teacher, huh?!?) 🙂

Oh my goodness, that story has me covered in goosebumps and tears every single time I hear it! What an awesome God we serve!

If you’re unfamiliar with Coty Sloan’s music, check this out:

This offer apparently ends today so jump on it and be blessed with this freedom! {Nice play on words, if I do say so myself! 😉 }

In other news, we want to THANK YOU for taking the time to vote this week! You voted, and we answered! The Newlywed Lefebvres have a second home on the internet now – on Facebook! If you enjoy blogging with us Monday – Friday, stop by & “LIKE” our Facebook page at The Newlywed Lefebvres on Facebook!

We’ll be posting pictures, videos, links to some of our favorite things on the web – We hope you’ll comment and share what’s going on in your lives with us! So “Like” our page and share it with others! How many ‘followers’ we have isn’t of concern. How many people we touch with the love of Christ? Well, that’s paramount.

Let’s take the world by storm for Christ!

All Our Love & Happy Friday Excitement,
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