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Living in His spotlight.

 

 Every time of think of Hollywood I consider the many people living in the spotlight of others.  For every Hollywood star there are many who keep the ball rolling in their lives. Let's take a look at their possible entourage.  There are spouses or a ‘significant other', an agent, personal assistant, hairdresser, wardrobe designer, nail tech of course, masseuse and perhaps even a cook...to name just a few. 

 These people all live in the spotlight of the one who takes or demands the attention.  They work to support his or her efforts on the big screen.  And that is how they get paid.  Problem is, an actor or actress will one day forfeit a role to a younger up and coming newbee AND they will age - rendering the attention of the above mentioned ‘background staff' virtually useless. 

 But what do they have to show for being in another's spotlight?  Perhaps some actually own a home - forget the monthly rent check, maybe they enjoy a fancy dinner party here and there and most likely they are not driving a beat up Chevette.

 As for me, I'd rather be in living in God's spotlight.  The rewards of this choice far outweigh the immediate accumulation of the ‘niceties' in life.  Look friends, I myself enjoy fine dining and who doesn't like the ability of owning their own home?  My point is that as believers we are to mimic the One who has the spotlight - Christ Jesus. 

 I never want to just call myself a believer.  Anyone can do that.  In fact, most people claim to be Christians.  I want to live in His spotlight so that the world can experience the true love of God through the work which He has done in my own life. 

 Abiding in the love of God and mirroring His character through serving others, our family and community puts God in the spotlight for all to see.  Our eternal reward comes when we stand before the Father and He says, "Well done, my good and faithful servant."  For this alone is determination enough to live every trial, every tribulation and every victory with the assurance that God is with us.

 What a privilege to be called sons and daughters of the Most High God and what an honor to be His hands and feet in the world today!  Choose to live in His spotlight every day and you will become a beacon of hope to all who pass by your way.

  -- Joshua 24:15, Matthew 25:21, Psalm 27:4

In Christ,

Barbara Ries/Mother-Ministry-Realtor

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GBY!  Barbara :) 


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Comment balloon 8 commentsBARBARA RIES • June 20 2008 07:27PM

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First of all, Good for you, My experience has been that someone doesn't have to tell me they are a christian, I can see by their actions.

Unfortunately, whenever someone comes out and says "I'm a Christian" My flags go up. Why would someone have to say it, when I should be able to tell by their actions.

Thanks for sharing this post

Posted by Brett Noel (Keller Williams) over 10 years ago

Hi Brett:  Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate your post.  Please visit again and don't forget to bookmark the group.  Have great evening. Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) over 10 years ago

See what manner of love the Father has given us that we may be called the children of God... You have a lot of love that clearly flows through your ministry and shines through everything you do. Thank you for continuing to share your insights with us. C.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Hi Carol: I appreciate your friendship and encouragement.  You are a light to all who cross your path. Have a great weekend. Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Barbara -- Wow, the Holy Spirit was working in you for this post, and in me for mine...and isn't He wonderful for touching us and all those who read His Words!  God bless you...again!

Posted by Terry Rasner-Yacenda, "Dreams Realty" (Broker,Owner - Dreams Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Terry:  It is only by His Spirit.  The words imparted are for those who are open to receive as not everyone does. Thanks for your post. Barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) over 10 years ago

Thanks Barbra, it is important that we all live in the spotlight of the lord.  As for those people who claim christianity but do not practice it...they will get theirs in the final judgement, but some of them merely haven't gotten their calling yet and it is positive that atleast they are taking steps in the right direction.

Posted by Jon Michael (DeGeorge Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

Hi Jon:  Thanks for visitng and for your post. I appreciate both. Have a blessed evening. barbara :)

Posted by BARBARA RIES, Your Cool Agent in the Coolest Small Town, Lititz! (Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Homesale Realty) over 10 years ago

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