October 7, 2010

How My Faith Affects My Personality


Over years worth of self-observation I have learned that when my consistency in my faith suffers, so does my personality.  I become a loner, a wall flower, a grump-a-lump!

In all seriousness, my personality is directly affected by my faith.  My personality IS my faith.  Do you think that statement is too strong?  But I was made by my God who created me to be in direct fellowship with Him ALL.THE.TIME.  And when that doesn't happen, the person I was created to be suffers and becomes something else.  I become part of this dark world instead of a light within it.

SO many verses are recorded throughout the bible that use the word "light" to describe God's place in our lives:

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."  John 8:12

"The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1

"Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart".  Psalm 97:11

"Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you."  Luke 11:36



Remember that the opposite of light is darkness.  Without the light of Christ, we are all cast into darkness.  And that is where my personality goes without the constant grace and mercy of my Savior.

"In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."  
Matthew 5:16



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7 comments:

  1. I love this, i feel this way to. When i feel distance from our Lord i am so low and just wish to hid. Its amazing the confidence i get from God's love.

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  2. A great post and reminder of where we truly live :D

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  3. I agree... faith is like a polish - it allows my personality to shine God's light!

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  4. Just read your comment on my blog & hopped over here to read yours. Well said, my friend, well said. I love the reference to the light and all the scripture. Beautiful. ;-)

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  5. Hi Cherie, love all the verses you hand picked for us. I feel like we were being served some yummy faith hors d'oeuvres. I so feel what you're saying, when I'm not plugged in, I feel the same way. And when I am, voila - light! ;) Thnx for jamming!

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  6. oooo love the verses on light! so true and it's so powerful. we gotta walk it out. :)

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  7. Great post, Cherie! And so very true... You know that old saying, "If Momma ain't happy...."? Well, this Momma can't be happy without my alone time with God and some good quality time on my knees!

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