10. You are the light of the world

Last week we learned that we can trust God to provide for us. We have obtained an inheritance from Him and we are co-heirs with Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:21-23 tells us that all things are ours, and we are Christ's and Christ is God's. Now what does it mean that all things are ours? It means that you have ample resources at your disposal if you quit trying on your own and trust in God to help you. In the process you will do your best with what you can do and then you will give over to God. Isn't that wonderful assurance? That He will help us; that He is always there for us? Cling unto that hope, that definite guarantee. God will always help you to accomplish His will. He will always help you in the advancement of His Kingdom and glory. He wants you to shine His light for all to see in order to attract lost souls for His Kingdom. That is why Scripture tells us to portray His light to a fallen world:

"For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light." Ephesians 5:8

"You are all sons of light and sons of the day." 1 Thessalonians 5:5

"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." Matthew 5:14

"Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light." Romans 13:12

Do you see that? We are the light of the world. Jesus ascended to the Father and He left His light in us to shine to a dark world. We are part of His Kingdom of light and He wants us to shine out that light and draw people closer to Him.

Moses' face radiated and glowed when he spent a lot of time with God. When he spoke face to face with Him. And people knew instantly that he had been in God's presence when they looked at him. Can people see in your complexion that you are spending a lot of time with God? Can they see Him radiating through you? Or are you just like those living in the world, stressed out, worried, sulking, depressed? That is not the way God intended it to be.

His master plan was to leave His body on earth, to help, to reach out, to heal and to attract. His plan was ingenious. He would forever continue to live on earth, through His sons and daughters. But unfortunately His sons and daughters are mostly tainted by this world. They tend to blend in instead of stand out. They tend to adopt the ways of the world, instead of standing strong in God's ways. They tend to follow the crowd and do what others are doing, instead of studying the Word and doing what it says.

Are you shining His light, or has the worries of this world dimmed it a bit? Are you radiating His glory from all the time you spend with Him or are you as faded as the people of the world are? Take some time this week to answer this question for yourself.

Be who you were born to be. Your second birth in Christ is who you truly are. Stand up in this new creation. Spend time in Heaven with your Father. Talk to Him, fellowship with Him and dine with Him. Time spent in His presence is the foundation of your existence. It is at the essence of who you are. Take a handful of Heaven's light when you spend time there and shine it out for all to see and make people want what you have. And by doing so you are fulfilling your life's purpose and God is smiling.

Father thank you for the privilege of having Your light within. Thank you for the honour of portraying that light to the world. We rejoice in that fact. We want to make You proud of us. Today and forevermore we want to spend quality time with You. Amen

2 comments for “10. You are the light of the world”

  1. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:51:01 AM

    Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, so we must reflect the light of the SON. If He lives in you then that is inevitable.

  2. Gravatar of BarbaraBarbara
    Posted Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:41:42 AM

    Amen. Amen. Lord help me be a vessel you intended me to be in this world.A shining light. Thank you

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