Description: Today there is possibly millions or even billions of people who have not seen the light directing them to Christ.
Verse:Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12
I wanted to reveal something today in today’s blog that most of us may overlook. We find in Matthew (5:13-16), that Jesus wanted to get away from the crowd where the Sermon on the Mount was performed. This conversation was not to a crowd but to his chosen disciples that day. Let’s look at what Matthew said on that day;
“Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. As Christians we have purpose on this earth not just to work and produce, but as well to be salt and light to everyone around us. Salt has a purpose and is defined, like in a meal, if the salt doesn’t do what it is intended to do, then the meal will be not fit for anyone, and all the effort will be lost.
When we show our family, neighbors, co-workers that Jesus is the best thing in our lives, we show the flavor of God. We also have the ability to show when we fail in our relationships, or our conduct before the world, that we don’t have Christ in our life and our testimony is not useful.
“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. When we testify of our new relationship with God, the world will carefully watch everything you do. But we don’t have nothing to fear, because we just allow God’s love to transform us and show the world the new you. If the world does not see the change, we will portray what the world believes about God, and what we did also before we accepted the gift of salvation.
If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. This means get out there and share the story about Jesus. Show them in your new life that there is value to following Christ. Christ has locations for us to show anyone that they do not need to walk in darkness. When we get saved we tend to do a couple things;
1. Be afraid to share our story about Jesus, because we feel we’re not good enough or ready to share the story. STOP, go back to God and ask Him to tell you the words. Let Him point you in the direction that He wants you to start first. It could be someone as close to you as a family member or neighbor. Who knows God may be working, and they just need only a little nudge.
2. Then there is the ones that are ready to start preaching everywhere. You have to love this enthusiasm when God delivers someone from addition or a horrible past. The truth is they are so grateful that God loved them enough to forgive them, save them, deliver them from a horrible situation, and they want to tell everyone in the world about this man named Jesus.
Whatever your situation is today a new Christian, Transformed Christian or a Christian for many years, we all have the same task to shine the light of Christ into this world of darkness. Be useful to others, encourage others, pray for other, serve others, and love one another. Time is wasting and Jesus is coming soon, and there is a lot of work still left to do. Make certain your batteries are charged by the Holy Spirit and beaming everywhere you go. If you need some recharging, ask God to forgive you and turn on His light in your life for the world to see.Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Prayer: Lord thank you for changing my life from the old life I use to live. Help me show your light in every direction of my life that others will see you. Holy Spirit please give me the words and directions to bring others out of darkness through my life. Jesus please help me stay in tune with everything you desire me to do so I will be the salt and light for your purposes. Amen