Happy New Year everyone! It is the time for resolutions; a desire to do more in 2012 than we accomplished in 2011. If you are a disciple of Jesus Christ you already know that to do anything involving the Lord Jesus it must be intentional! And our intentions must be in perfect alignment with the Word of God. So what better way to begin our year together than to look at portions of Scripture and intentionally begin living in obedience to what we read in Scripture, it is after all, among other things, God's revealed will for our lives.
Today's Scripture reveals that believer's in Christ are the light of the world; what does that mean?
Jesus said He was the Light of the world, (John 8:12) our lives must reflect Christ in all that we do.
Light brings hope, just ask anyone who has ever been lost what it meant when they saw a light in the distance.
Light brings warmth, it draws and is inviting, our lives can radiate warmth, be generous and open to all who God brings into your life, even if it is only for a very brief time. The Holy Spirit can use any encounter to impact the life of another soul.
Light exposes deeds of darkness, we must be bold in our witness.
Light brings joy, why do so many people get depressed in the winter? Lack of light. Be a light in someone's life today.
Light draws others to it. Have you ever driven to find the source of a huge spotlight to find out why it was there? Why are fireplaces so attractive? They are light, sources of warmth, and the flames dancing, the logs popping are joyful to watch. Your life can be like a beautiful fireplace that others are drawn to.
Your life can shine in such a way that people are drawn to you and they will give glory to God for your light. Intentionally pray and ask God to make your light shine in 2012!