Light up Your World

Matthew 5:14-16
14 “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 so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
We as disciples of Jesus are the light of the world. That sounds good but what exactly does it mean? Light brings about illumination and it supports vision. Remember the bible says that without a vision the people perish. We as believers are supposed to facilitate and enable vision, God’s vision as we shine our light bringing about illumination.
Think about this, in the book of Genesis the bible says that “the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Gods solution to that was to create light. The same applies to us, we are that light that counters the lack of form and darkness on the earth. No matter how small the light is, darkness will always bow, there is never a time that darkness will overwhelm light no matter how small the light is, it will have its say!
As the light of the world we are meant to bring revelation and awareness. Have you ever walked into a dark room and you knocked yourself on the furniture because you could not see, the moment you switch on the light the furniture is revealed and you become aware of how to maneuver. That is who we are to the world, when we shine our light through our good works and lifestyle then God is revealed to the world and through us, they become aware of a better way to live and experience life.
On the issue of awareness, just as a lighthouse shines its light to warn the ships in the ocean lest they run into danger, we are that lighthouse that warns the world of the dangers of living a sinful life and we direct them to Gods plan of salvation.
Reflective Thoughts
Does the darkness cringe and roll away when you show up or do you blend in and enhance the darkness?
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Do you create Godly awareness through the way you live your life, how do you do that?
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Thinking about where you are planted, your family, your community, your work etc, are you a lighthouse with its light on warning about the impending danger or is the light in your lighthouse off?
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