Archive for December 29, 2010

Matthew 5:14-16 (New International Version)
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

Exodus 13:21-22 (New International Version)
“By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.”

A. How to Shine

S-Surrender to God
H-Heeds God’s calling
I-Initiate to influence
N-No to compromise
E-Exude with excellence

B. What is Excellence?

1) Excellence is doing ordinary things ordinarily well.
2) We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not a character but a habit.

E-Exposes oneself to excellence.
X-Extra ordinarily perseveres.
C-Christ-likeness is the goal.
E-Explores new frontiers.
L-Learns endlessly.

C. One Step Further : From Mediocrity to Excellence

Do more than exist: LIVE
Do more than touch: FEEL
Do more than look: OBSERVE
Do more than read: ABSORB
Do more than hear: LISTEN
Do more than listen: UNDERSTAND
Do more than think: THINK
Do more than think: SAY SOMETHING