I’ve been nominated by Joe of Light House Devotion for the Light Of The World Award. Thank you so much, Joe, for this award! His blog is all about being a beacon of light to others as we are instructed to do from Jesus. Please take the time to check out his blog.
Purpose Of Light Of The World Award
Created by Joe of Light House Devotion.
The Apostle Paul said, “Pay everyone what is owed: taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.” (Romans 13:7).
Joe shares, “I believe that true believers and followers of Jesus Christ are actually like lighthouses for God. For this reason and because Jesus Himself said that we are the “light of the world,” I decided to create The Light of The World Award to honor authors (bloggers) whose presence on the web serves as a shining light for Christ and His Gospel of salvation.”
Now for the four questions the award gives.
#1 – What three words would you use to describe your blog?
– The three words I would describe Inside Cup as encouraging, thought-provoking, and community.
#2- In what way(s) can a Christian shine for Christ?
-What you see is what you get. Our first impression on people is HUGE. Within a few seconds, people can tell if something stands out about us. If our heart and our relationship are right with Christ, then these things will naturally shine.
Related Post | Christians Get One First Impression
From an initial impression, consistency is important. If we are working on patience, self-control and other fruits of the Spirit then we need to reap the harvest of these fruits and people will see these fruits. It’s one thing for a person to see us on a good day when God has blessed us, but what are we like when we struggle? What is our perspective on God in those times? How do others observe and internalize that?
#3- What bible verse (quote it) talks about being a light in a dark and lost world?
(NIV) 2 Corinthians 4:06, “For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”
#4- What Christian song do you know that has the word “light” in it? Provide a link if available.
From what this question says it doesn’t look like it has to be in the title. However, my selected song does have the word “light” in the title. 😉
The Wound Is Where The Light Gets In– Jason Gray – this song speaks of our weakness and how God can use our pain and wounds to shine through.
(If you can’t see the video below, you can try the link to the lyric video here as well.)
Now is when I nominate at least 7 bloggers and explain why I have chosen them. 🙂 I have chosen 20 amazing bloggers because I think this is a special award, and this isn’t to make anyone feel left out, but these bloggers truly have been an encouragement to me and I see their effort and care in Christ.
Mia- Called To Be A Writer – Mia covers some amazing heartfelt and very honest posts. She explores our weaknesses and brings to the light what we need to have our eyes opened to.
Maggie- Dreaming Of Guatemala– Maggie is one of the first bloggers I ever really connected to when I started becoming part of the community. She has reached out to the community in so many ways, and her posts are always a blessing to not only myself but many others. She shines the light of Christ through honesty and love of family.
Noes to Knows– Her blog is full of the light of reality and how God works with us through it. She isn’t afraid to share what is on her heart and her desire to encourage others shines through earnestly.
Rachel- The Buttercup Lamb– Rachel shines in such a gentle way, and yet she is leaving amazing impressions on people’s hearts and footprints on this earth. Her poetry is raw. Her care for nature and family comes from her mothering heart, and her desire to see God in all things.
Jirah Merizz- Her love shines for the community. She is always coming up with amazing ideas on how to incorporate the community more and encourage others.
Teen Meet God– This girl lets her love for Christ shine. In pictures, she takes of His beautiful creations. In discussions about the Bible and the people long before us.
Faye- Create. In. Me.– Faye is not afraid to shine the light on topics we struggle to talk about, but we need to hear. That post on Instagram? 😉 Her care and love for God also shine through, and I always take something from her posts.
His Perfect Timing– There has never been a post I have not related to. Her blog is all about the love of Christ and how to reach out to others.
Ruth- Planted By Living Water– Ruth is all about community. She inspires everyone and encourages everyone to come together in prayer and worship. After all, she encouraged me to share my worship prayers for God. 🙂
Penny- A Southern Belle With Stories To Tell– Penny has been such a delight to get to know. She’s a newer Christian teen blogger, for anyone searching for new bloggers. She is optimistic and enjoys learning while encouraging others to keep trying.
Walking On Unsteady Ground– This young woman opens up about what some hide. She shares her journey on sobriety. She pours her heart out when she struggles and she recognizes the Lord’s hand even when things are hard.
Grace- Following Him – Grace is always kind and her love for Christ is evident. She is one of the few bloggers who will check in with me when I’ve been absent and sick. She shares what the Lord inspires her with.
Lea- Dancing After Jesus– This girl makes every post an adventure. She wears her heart on her sleeve. Her love for Christ pours out into her writing and her life. Her desire to understand His plan and share everything He is sharing with her. It speaks.
Sue- Run With It– Sue, in my opinion, does not get the kind of recognition she should. I do not say this with an air of bragging. But her heart is always pouring out for the Lord and for people to turn over to Him. If you want encouragement, if you want understanding, and the truth of scripture her blog is all about that. She shares songs the Lord inspires and puts on her heart. Her love and light for Him is all over her blog.
Leigh- All You Need Is Jesus– Leigh is wonderful at encouraging the community and shining her honesty. She explores what we need to do as believers, and she openly shares when she learns new things.
Tammy- God Inspired Art– Tammy is always going around the community just brimming over with encouragement and praise for the Lord.
God’s Warrior –Taking Up My Cross– His blog shines with the truth of the gospel and community. Not many people take the time to study God’s word alongside other people and listen to what others have to say. But he does his best to not only share his opinion, and what speaks to him, but to share what others inspire him with.
Matthew Winters- Comeback Pastor– As someone who is not able to attend church much when I am not visiting home, I’m always thankful for my blogger pastors in this community. Pastor Winters definitely pushes the community with honesty and truth. His words shine with guidance and urgency to go to God and His word.
Rebekah- Grace Abounds– She is always trying to encourage others to look at God’s word and trust Him. Her words shine the truth of what it means to have a relationship with Jesus.
Lynn– Ink & Image– Lynn’s love for Christ not only shines through her beautiful words but her paintings as well. She not only paints on the canvas but with her words. I know I’ve been encouraged and uplifted by Lynn so many times, and I know her amazing support and comments have lifted up others as well.
No pressure to accept or immediately do the award. Goodness, I don’t get to mine till several months later 😉 .
Should You Accept Here Are The Rules
- Save and add one of the award images on your blog. (Here is the link for the award post with images and rules of award.)
- Create a page/post to mention the award nomination and thank the person/blog that nominated you. Make sure you provide a link to their site.
- Give credit to the creator of the award (Lighthouse Devotions) and provide a link to the site as well. (http://www.Lighthousedevotions.blog)
- List the rules.
- Answer the next four questions on the same post:
- What three words would you use to describe your blog?
- In what way(s) can a Christian shine for Christ?
- What bible verse (quote it) talks about being a light in a dark and lost world?
- What Christian song do you know that has the word “light” in it? Provide a link if available.
- Nominate 7 or more people/blogs to receive the award. Briefly explain why you think they should receive it and provide a link to their sites.
- Contact them and let them know that you nominated them.
- Provide them with a link to the Rules page.
- Say a prayer thanking God for His light and ask that He continue to shine it through you and your blog.
- Keep shining the light of Christ wherever you go and in whatever you do!
Month Scripture (MSG) Galatians 6:9-10, “So lets not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.”
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