Blessed To Be A Blessing
Part of the series Feedback
Written by Léo Gaumont, published on 2014-01-13.
Comments made on the contents of the Blog include: clear and to the point, helpful, encouraging, truthful, black on white and a blessing.
We do not claim to have all the right answers but based on our present understanding of the scriptures, we will do our best to bring a little clarity to your queries.
Bible Reference: Col. 3:17
I must not be the only one to question whether my efforts are being appreciated or, more importantly, helping people to come to knowledge of the truth. I just needed some encouragement and direction, not wanting to waste any precious time on useless endeavors. Your kind words have provided the impetus to carry on with this blog.
Clear and to the point - Why not make it so all can understand? Not much is accomplished by talking in circles, unless, of course, the objective is to keep people misinformed. Just listen to most politicians and salesmen!
Helpful - Why would anybody knowingly, willingly give anybody bad advice, other than to benefit oneself?
Encouraging - Nothing blesses us more than to know that we have encouraged someone. Discouragement is one of the enemy's chief weapons for the destruction of God's people. To hear that something is encouraging is to know that the Holy Spirit is at work. Praise the Lord!
Truthful - The opposite would be lies and that does not sit well with me. Besides, it is an affront to the God we serve. It is, therefore, most disheartening to see how quickly some folks resort to lies. Lies about God as a moral monster and punisher of those who fail to follow "His" rules! Lies about who is in authority. Lies about why, what, when, where and how home education is to take place. Lies, lies, lies... because of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. We have no good reason to tell anything other than the truth.
Black on White - I loved this one, but I would have preferred white on black. Black is the world without God, darkness, while white represents purity, a light. I would like to think that believers would wish to shed a little light in the world, like cutting letters in a piece of black paper and allowing the light behind it to shine through. None of us are perfect and without sin. We are the black piece of paper. Praise be to Him who has been molding us such that His light can come shining through. Yes, it is truly my desire that "this little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine", as the white stenciling on a black piece of paper in front of the "Light of the world"!
Hoping to continue to be a blessing.