Continue to Shine

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If you are sitting in a dark room with no windows, you can't see the objects in the room. Even though the objects are there, you aren't aware of them because you're in darkness. However, if someone turns on the light switch, the things previously hidden from your eyes are now obvious. Don't get angry at people in spiritual darkness for not being able to see what's obvious to you. Instead, bring them some spiritual light. (Matt. 5:14-16) --Kent Crockett

And God said “Let there be light.”

In Genesis we learn that the world was in darkness (Gen1:2). And because the world was in darkness God called for there to be light. When He called for light, it wasn’t so that He could see. It was so that others could see.

“The purpose of light is to make other things manifest. It is to enable and empower others to be able to see.” Bishop M.A. Wallace

The Source of True Light:

On day 1, we have light. However, the sun is not created until day 4. This makes it clear that the Sun is not the source of light. God is the source of true light. The Sun does not produce light; its job is to shine. Likewise, we are not called to produce light. Our job is simply to shine.

How do we shine?

It will require connection – we can do nothing without Him. Being connected means being in fellowship with Him. When we are living as He has called us to live, we are walking in His light (1 John 1:5-7).

It will require courage – He has not given us the spirit of fear. When choose to live by His Word, it will set us at odds with the culture. It will require us to put ourselves on “display”. Remember, the purpose of us doing so is not that we can be seen. It so that He can be seen at work in us and through us (Matt. 5:15-17)

It will require confession- If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves. Habitual, un-confessed sin over time will dull our shine. Confession restores connection ( 1 John 1:9).

It will require compassion – Treat others as we want to be treated. This world is full of broken and hurting people. Even within the Body of Christ, there is still a need for much healing. God calls us to love one another as we walk with one another. If we refuse to love, we are turning down the shine in our own life (1 John 2:9-11).

John Chapter 1 tells us that In Christ is life and this life is the light of men. It tells us that the world does not know Him. There is a deep abiding need for the light of Christ in each of our lives. When we allow God to shine though us, we become a beacon. We allow men to see their way to salvation that is found only in Christ.

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It is a very nice and profound post

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Praise the Lord. Thank you for your comment. It is a encouragement to me.

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This is such an awesome article and so true. You're words touched me deeply

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Praise God. I want you to know that I prayed for you this morning. Let God continue to order your steps. Please read 2 Tim. 1:7 and meditate on that verse.

Thank you very much. I appreciate the prayers and I'll give that a read

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Hola amigos ... soy Joel Rebolledo y estoy recién comenzando ayúdenle a visitar mis publicaciones y más adelante habrán más reflexiones de nuestro Dios.
Link: https://steemit.com/@joelitoesteban

KaMeHaMeHa! :-)

An electrical lamp needs a loop of complete circuit in order to light.
God is our power supply to live for His glory. At anytime wire joints and connection get loose. Confession and repentance will allow once again the Spirit of God to work in us.

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Hola amigos... me presento soy Joel Esteban Rebolledo Moncada y soy nuevo, quiero invitarles obviamente a los que quieran a comentar mi publicación y decir que les parece.
Aquí el link y hay grandes sorpresas preparadas para ustedes https://steemit.com/@joelitoesteban

Esta muy interesante , ayuda mucho :)

Alabado sea Dios. Mantente animado y bendito