I am excited to announce that I was nominated for the Light of the World Award! I was actually nominated by T.R., of Inside Cup this May and I am just now getting to it. It’s a bit embarrassing but…well lets just quit dilly-dallying and get to it 😄
I am relatively new to posting about my faith, and as this blog covers several topics I was somewhat surprised by the nomination. But make no mistake, I am very honored to accept and to humbly share the posts God places on my heart.
More About Who Nominated Me
T.R. has very much made her blog about reaching out to and connecting the body of believers. One of the categories of her blog that I love is her section on Bible study. (I read through the portion on Numbers recently as I was studying the book.) Fantastic resource T.R ☺
Who Created the Award?
Joe, from Light House Devotion is the blogger who created the award. I love his focus on lighthouses and the symbolism of believers shining as lighthouses (with God’s help) for all to see. I reccomend checking out his blog, particularly the post “Even the Broken Can Shine!”
For the rules of the award, you can check out this page on Joe’s blog.
- What three words would you use to describe your blog? I would use the words unassuming, gentle and honest.
- In what way(s) can a Christian shine for Christ? One way that I can think of is described in Matthew 25:14-30. Here Jesus illustrates The Parable of the Talents. I’ve come to see this passage more as using the gifts He has given us (not necessarily monetary) and using them the best we know how, to glorify Him. For me, this looks like sharing my writing with others, with the intention to help, educate and encourage. Sometimes with a great bit of prodding *chuckles to self*.
- What bible verse (quote it) talks about being a light in a lost and dark world? “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9
- What Christian song do you know that has the word “light” in it? Provide a link, if available. I chose the song “Chasing the Daylight, by Phillip Larue. It came out in 2009, but it’s the first song that came to mind. To me, this song describes what it really feels like to be a believer. It isn’t always all roses, and sometimes others will not understand our faith. Sometimes darkness, in whatever form, comes into our life. But we have to chase the daylight, keep running after Him.
(Or, if difficulties arise, you can view the video here.)
Here are 5 uplifting blogs that I am nominating for the Light of the World Award. You guys are wonderful! Thank-you for sharing your light with the world.
Abigail, @Whatever Happens…Rejoice
Damaris, @ The Believer’s Triumph
Dori, @ Celebrate His Love
Callie, @ hi there, fellow sapling
Guys, there is no pressure to accept and if you do, don’t worry about timing. (It took me 6 months!)
Know that what you are doing is valuable to others and most importantly, to God!