Published by Deborah Negron M.A.
June 7, 2020
Revised from 2012 on Facebook
I have found that when pure light shines in adversity, when others can catch the glow, it can change circumstances. It can empower those around to have faith as well. The light of Christ Jesus is a gift not to be kept. It is a gift that can abound when it is shared. His love can draw the saddest heart out of despair. It can bring joy after a deep loss. It can bring hope in the midst of loss. The Light of Jesus is the foundation of Salvation. A lost soul can find rest in the one who forgives our worst sins. He can mend the broken hearted and restore the soul.
Again therefore Jesus spake unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Am I Shining?
How are my batteries?
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are 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 in heaven.
Ever have a flashlight, when the batteries are running low. The light is gives begins to become dimmer and less able to provide a good source for seeing clearly in the dark.
Similarly, I ask myself,
How am I shining?
How is the light I’m putting out.
It is becoming dim.
Is it no longer able to bring clarity.
How is my faith walk?
Am I a fervent believer?
Or am I ambiguous in my faith?
Do I compromise my walk?
Or am I a believer that can be identified by a clear path seen by others.
Am I pointing others to the truth of God’s word?
Or am I just claiming faith without pointing to the object of my supposed faith?
How is my walk?
Is it so dim others can’t find their way?
Lord, today, I need a recharge of my spiritual batteries. Today I need a fresh anointing of your Holy Spirit.
Today I need to be infused with the power of your presence so that, the flashlight,
That is my life, can give off a good light.
Let me shine brightly, Lord.
Cause me to be useful in leading others to you.
Examine my heart. I don’t want to be dim and have my light flicker away.
I need you Lord.
I want to be a light that others can see clearly. Help me shine for you, this is my prayer.