Living in the darkness. Well, you’re not exactly in the darkness, you try to convince yourself. You’re kind of happy medium between dark and light. Living for God fully and living in the light is too hard. But, living in the dark is terrible. Living in the middle, is well, just fine, right? Lukewarm is fine, isn’t it? It’s okay to be in the middle, where you don’t have to choose.
A comfy life in the darkness (or well, somewhere in between) seems all right. When you reach the end of your life, though, what will you have accomplished? What example did you leave?
Did you ever light anyone’s candle, share the fire of God inside you with them?
Living in the light may seem scary. It will reveal things about yourself that you may not like (sins, faults, etc.). But please trust me that it is more than worth it. Living fully and completely set-apart for Jesus is the best way to live!
We must be fires burning bright for God. That fire in us needs to be lighting other’s candles.
We have to make the choice to live in the light. God has chosen all of us, we simply have to say “yes, Jesus”. If we don’t live our lives fully for Jesus, what is the point? If we shined our light to others and not God’s what good did that do for them?
Whose light are you shining?
We can be radiant of ourselves and our own glory, or instead, we can shine God’s light to others. It’s your choice. Do you want to live fully in the light, or in some uncomfortable area in between? Do you want to shine your own light or shine the light and love of Christ?
1 Peter 2:9- But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
- Make the choice to live fully in the light. Start spending more time with Jesus and learn more about Him and live that out. Don’t let what you hear/read go to waste. Start living out the Word today.
- Don’t only live in the light when around fellow Christians – live it out around those who don’t know Christ! I know that they might not like you because of that, but remember that God’s approval is the only one that matters.
- Keep your fire burning – work on your relationship with God and go deeper. You certainly will not regret it.
- When you get the chance (and we do pretty often) pray for someone, tell them about Jesus, ask them how they are doing, shine the love of Christ. Ask the Lord to reveal simple and big situations where you can do so. He wants us to love others, we need to go and do so.
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