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Be a Lighthouse...

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I have come to a conclusion.  Sometimes God uses us by throwing us into an ocean of nonbelievers.  But how do we shine effectively? 
Be a LIGHTHOUSE...
I know you've heard that Jesus is like a lighthouse, but guess what?  If Jesus is in us, we should be as well!
For so the Lord has commanded us: "I have set you as a light to the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’”  Acts 13:47
Does a lighthouse make a lot of noise?  No.  It just shines.  We shouldn't hide our light, but we also shouldn't beat people over the head with our beliefs.  We can be open.  We can express our belief.  We can even disagree with someone...in LOVE.  But then we need to drop it and just live...our light should shine with no words.  When sailors would rather face a tsunami than stop to chat, you may be talking too much.
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of…