Like it or not, you are an example to many; your children, spouse, family, friends, co-workers. What do they “see” when they see you?
As Christians, we have a light in us that is powerful…bright… vibrant… and can truly be transforming of our mind and behaviors, and other’s as well. We know the Holy Spirit is powerful and perfect. But, we aren’t perfect and don’t shine pure light, so what is really happening. We hide our light and interfere…actually get in the way of the Holy Spirit and His work in our life. Our past, the distortions Satan has presented to us and we have bought into, are contributing to us acting as the captain of our ship and not submitting to the Holy Spirit being our captain and then us following His commands and direction.
Today, look at how you handle some adversity. Are you following the Holy Spirit’s teaching and direction or ignoring Him and doing it your way. How much light are you shining to the world. Also, think of all the blessings you have received. Think about how your destiny and life has changed since accepting Him as your Lord and Savior. Let His light shine brightly through you today so as the scripture tells us; Many will see you and put their trust in the Lord.
You have performed so many miracles for and through me. Thank You Lord. All Glory to You Lord. You have truly lifted me out of the pit of destruction. Help me get out of Your way as You work through me and in me. Give me a humble spirit that accepts You as my captain. I pray Lord that You will use me today to further Your Kingdom; that You will use me in ways that I don’t even understand. I have close family members and friends that remain in that pit. Let them see You through me today, let them see You today and help me help them to put their trust in You. I pray in the name of the Light of the world, Jesus Christ – AMEN
I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of a pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And he set my feet upon a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many shall see and put their trust in the Lord.
Oh Lord my God, You have done many miracles for us.
Your plans for us are too numerous to list.
If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds I could never come to the end of them.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.
Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.
Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness.
If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.”