Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Be The Light

It Is Written, Matthew 5:14-16, you are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15} nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16) let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.
Our Father calls all believers the light of the world.  We are like the lamp in this verse.  Many of us read the Word without giving it much thought. When you really meditate on this verse, it is easy to put the pieces together to come up with the whole picture.
It is sad to say that the average Christian that goes to church, thinks they are being a good Christian just by doing that.  I am not saying they aren't good Christians, it is just that there is more to it than just church.
Some people may say they read the Bible every day.  That also is good, but the question is, do they take time to think about what they read?  So far it is like a lamp in the wilderness.  It is lit, but doesn't, by itself, do a lot of good.
To be a true lamp, we must be a light to all of those people we meet.  We must, by our actions reflect our Lord Jesus.  At this point we must practice what the Word says.  In order to do that we must understand the Word.
We must exercise the fruits of the spirit in our lives.  Galatians 5:22, tells us what those fruits are.  Love, joy, peace, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness. To these you can add  honesty, integrity, no gossip, truthfulness.  How we treat others tells them what a Christian is.  We should be the kind of people that others will want what we have.
We don't have to try to evangelize where we work or anywhere else for that matter.  The brightness of your light, or the way you act, will open the doors for testimony.  Don't hide your light.  If all believers let their light shine on lampstands, we can overcome the darkness of this world.  Be the reflection of Jesus light.
Remember Jesus loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord