Monday, September 02, 2013

Quiet Moments With God - The Light of Truth

It is September already. Fall is nearly here. 

I can barely believe summer is coming to a close. It seems to have swept by in a blur. I had lots of plans, things I wanted and intended to do. A lot of them didn't happen. And to be honest, I'm kind of grumpy about  that. However, if I take my mind off myself I can see more clearly that God placed lots of blessings into this summer season that I hadn't planned on, lots of special moments. 

I'm faced with a choice.  I can focus on what I missed out on or I can be grateful for what I received. There's an easy way to find the right choice. Just ask, "What would Jesus do?"

Okay that's become cliche, but I don't care. I love it because . . .

Asking this simple question is like shining a light into a dark place. 

It reveals the truth. 

Sometimes what I see in the light is not pretty. I personally fall so short of Jesus' example. He would never have his heart and mind on what mattered most to Him, but would always be thinking about what mattered to His Father. And He would be thankful for every blessed moment and every season, no matter what it brought. He would find ways to share the love of His Father with those he met and would search for opportunities to love people. He'd never be afraid to speak the truth.

Being like Jesus puts a whole different light on how we live and the way we plan out our days. Even our hopes and dreams change when they are ignited by the light of Christ.

We are stepping into a new season. I don't know what it will hold, but my prayer is that I will become more like Christ, embracing the truth and unafraid to tell others what I've learned. 

It's going to be great! 

Grace and peace to you from God,



  1. thanks Bonnie for making me want to be more like Jesus. You do that alot, y'know...

  2. LOL, Patti. Glad to hear that. But I think you do a good job of living your faith, dear lady.

    Hugs to you.

  3. Anonymous4:49 AM

    I love this Bonnie, thank you for posting it. What would Jesus do? Is something so simple to remember yet I really do forget it sometimes. Thank you for reminding me..I have some difficult decisions to make soon and will apply this attitude to them. Ollie x

  4. Good morning, Ollie. Sometimes the simplest answer eludes us - it's human nature. I need reminding too.

    I'll be praying with you about your upcoming decisions. May you hear the voice of the Lord and tune out the sound of the world as you seek God's will.

    Grace and peace to you.