Be a light to this generation. Allow the Lord to shine through you. There is too much wickedness in this world to let it stay that way. As Christians, we are called to escape what is wicked and seek what is righteous. Why is this? It is because there is guilt and sorrow that fills this world. Addictions are ruining people’s lives. The lusts of the flesh have taken a priority over what is good. These people are all headed on a path of destruction and will continue this way unless something changes. And that change is you. Yes, you. You are God’s gift to this world. Because you follow Jesus, He is now able to live inside of you. You may not have been able to know and live according to God’s will in the past but He has certainly made you more than capable. The Lord God has raised you up from your vile affection and brought you into His love. It is this love that shines from Him into You. You may not know it but each day you live a life for Christ, the light of Jesus shines bright. Even Jesus said, 1“Ye are the light of the world.” So shine forth for all to see.
The people that have known us from the past, won’t help but see something different about us, if we are indeed a follower of Jesus. As they look upon us, our appearance will be vastly different. And as they get to know us, they won’t help but see things in a new light. They may ask, “What has changed in your life? Why are so you happy?” And as you are listen, your faith in Jesus may lead you to say, “it is the Lord God, Jesus, that has changed me. I was once dead but am now alive. I was lost but am found. My life has never been the same again since Jesus has come into my life. I am made free from all the heartache of this world. Even the chains of addiction are no more.” And this same testimony of God’s great love in your life is what this world and people all around you need to hear. Your life and love for God, your love for one another, will all be a testimony of Him, working in your life. You may be incapable of leading people out darkness, on your own, but the Holy Spirit that lives inside of You, can awake the hearts of people for Christ. Continue on this path and lives will be touched. Trust in God and His kingdom will shine forth.
Let us pray:
Lord God, we need more people so willing to live their lives for You. This world is so vile and wicked that their needs to be something done for people to change their lives. So use us God, that we may be Your ambassadors to fight against all darkness. Come and shine forth in our lives. Help people know, just by talking with us, that life doesn’t have to revolve around feeding on the lusts of the flesh. Help them know that their drugs, alcohol and pornography are wicked. May they be convicted of their wrongs and join the ranks of the Christians. I know that the war is raging but we are here for You, Jesus. Give us your commands and we will go forth. You are our guide and our hope for tomorrow. May your light scatter all the darkness and the enemy defeated. Your love does conquer all evil. You have brought me out of a life of guilt and I pray that You will use me to help people run from their mistakes and into Your arms. Thank You Lord for using me. I trust in You. You are my rock and my firm foundation. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Matthew 5:13-16 (KJV)
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.