Let God Shine Inside

by Shanora

The bible says in Matthew 5:16″ In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

When I think of this scripture I cant help to want to fill myself more with Gods love, compassion and wisdom. When this happens to I grow more in Christ but also it will shine light on others. There are so many hurt people in the world today who are going through the toughest times in their lives. As Christians its our duty to uplift others. To spread the word of God & show compassion to others. The more we read the word of God, spend time in His presence & let him heal us of our own wounds the more we will have to offer to help others. When God shine inside of us we can share this ray of love on others.

I’ve recently experience this. Ive been spending more time with God soaking up His love. I work with children with disabilities and we know some have behavior issues. I was asked to go into another classroom to help out. When I entered the class I observed a little bit and saw there was one child in the class room who was acting out really bad. I approached him a few times to see if I could get him to clam down. It didn’t work so I just walked away for a little. We know children sometimes don’t to take adults right away. A few minutes later he came over to me. I was just sitting on floor at the time. He must of sensed something in me because he walked over to me laid down on me. I begin praying over him( in my head) and humming a song. Next thing I knew he fell asleep & the staff was all in shock!

So see this is a perfect example of why it is so important to keep filling ourselves up with Gods love and compassion. Your never know when God will put you in a situation to help someone.

God Bless

Overcoming

By Shanora Floyd

I always pictured  my life when I was  younger as always smiling , laughing and just enjoying life as a whole.  Not a care in the world. But unfortunately  life isn’t always fun and games. I never thought I would have to overcome so many hurdles in my life and still be able to stand strong before you today. Being molested at a young age caused me to not love myself. I felt unworthy of being loved by a man or anyone at that fact.  As the years went & I got older I ended in a domestic violent relationship while  still carrying the hurt from when I was young . Having words thrown in my face like “

If it wasn’t me saving you , you would be nothing”. That’s  coming from a person who was also abused as a child  and  battling depression. When I got married( not the same from the domestic relationship) but to the person who I was best friends with since childhood , it was supposed to be the happiest day of life. A girl’s dream came  true. I was on top of the world to Only to have my heart shattered into little pieces. Being cheated in marriage that I thought would last a lifetime. Leaving me with a house, unpaid bills and my daughter. I thought  to myself “what did I do to deserve this God ?”. “Am I really this unloved by you?”. I couldn’t understand why this was happening to a person who has a good heart. 

In Romans 5 :3-5 reads “ Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Even through all the hurt, tears, anger and unworthiness I went through in life God is bigger than all of it. I may not have understood back then why God was the way He was but today at this very minute as the scripture points out because of my suffering I went through it produced a woman with more hope for life than ever. God’s love conquers all my fears, anxiety and situations that I went through and will go through. With God’s help, love and patience I had overcome & gained victory in life.