Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Shine Your Light

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

Wherever the Holy Spirit dwells there is light, and He dwells in believers. We are Spirit-filled, and men get to know who the Lord is by the light of our presence. The world is a place of spiritual darkness, so we must be prepared to stand out every place we go. How well Jesus is represented in the world depends entirely on us, and we glorify Him when we surrender to His will, love one another, and walk in the light as He did. It’s simple; we shine, people see, God gets the glory. Now that’s a great plan!

Even a little darkness is unacceptable to God, and we grieve the Spirit by allowing any sin or smallness of heart whatsoever. The Lord is looking to expand the work of Jesus in the earth, and that expansion must first take place in lives surrendered to Him. Every root of bitterness, grudge, or unsavory attitude must be brought kicking and screaming to the Cross, where we can exchange  them for the strength and sweetness of our Savior. Remember, John teaches us that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). Neither can there be any darkness abiding in you. Come to the Lord about this matter today. Your light is dawning.

Let’s Pray – Father, please give us Your Spirit so we are able to represent You well before all men. We are honored to be chosen representatives of heaven, and we desire more and more to see You glorified in the earth. Thank You for making us Your children and calling us the light of the world! Amen.