When God Provides, We Need To Take Action

Pass the torch and let your light shine bright for all to see.

Light has always held great necessity for humans. It helps us to see our way through the dark, it provides us with many health benefits, it leads us to being more productive in our work and play. As athletes pass a lit torch to one another, the Olympic flame burns bright throughout the course of the games until they have reached the finished line.

This past week a member of the Care Coalition (Lovenevergivesup.com) dropped off painted stones in primary colors for our class. This provided my class with an opportunity to take action. With acts of kindness they wrote words of encouragement on the stones and placed them around town, in front of the hospitals and kept one to share with each other. As my 3rd grade class and I gathered on Zoom, I was impressed. They truly engaged in the meaning of passing the torch and letting their light shine bright for all to see!

Here are some of their words of encouragement:

*“Love”
*“Stay safe”
*“Stay strong”
*“It May be hard but you can power through”
*“Jesus gave you this life because He knew you were strong enough to live it”
*“Stay home”

It is said that our sky’s brightest star is 8.6 light-years away.

Is it possible for the light that lives within us to shine that long, that bright?!

*What does Scripture teach us about how God Provides?

And God said, “Let there be light,”and there was light. And God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.… [Genesis 1:3-4]

When Jesus had called the Twelve together, He gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases. [Luke 9:1]

*What does Scriptures teach us about taking action?

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. [Matthew 5:16]

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. [Hebrews 12:1]

A teacher is not so much responsible for what our students know, but more so for the seeds we plant to help them grow. “When God provides, we need to take action!”

Let us ask the Holy Spirit to fill us anew, and to release in us His wonderful gifts. May He, “produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”  [Galatians 5:22]

Until soon,

Deanna Danielle

Deannadanielle.com

Pass the torch and let your light shine bright for all to see!

When God Provides, We Need To Take Action

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