I WANT TO BE THE LIGHT, WHAT DOES THAT PHRASE MEAN TO YOU?

 

The book of roo1 JOHN 1:5-7

THIS IS THE MESSAGE WE HAVE HEARD FROM HIM AND DECLARE TO YOU: GOD IS LIGHT; IN HIM THERE IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL. IF WE CLAIM TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM AND YET WALK IN THE DARKNESS, WE LIE AND DO NOT LIVE OUT THE TRUTH. BUT IF WE WALK IN THE LIGHT, AS HE IS IN THE LIGHT, WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS, HIS SON, PURIFIES US FROM ALL SIN.

Hi all. I know it has been awhile, but as you know I only write when I feel led or “inspired” Well lucky for you all, that moment has come. I AM INSPIRED TO WRITE LOL. Now I know I touched on this a little bit last year but this week the Lord kept laying it on my heart to ask you all one question. What does being the Light in the Dark mean to you?

I feel that phrase has sadly become more of a Christian cliche, than truth! I look around at the world today and I see so many Christians claiming to be the Light in the Dark, but yet their lifestyles are not matching up to what their claiming.

When I say this, I say it with no judgement! I am not perfect I am far from it and I make just as many mistakes as anyone. But even though I’m not Perfect I still try with all I have to be the Light and live in love!

I am only stating what I feel the Lords placing on my Heart to share.  So if anyone has a problem with this article I suggest you pray about it and take it up with him (JESUS), not me. Because this article truly is from him, not me. I just have the courage to speak up and the strength to allow him to use me.

(Romans 12:2 ) Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Now I know we all have heard that Scripture, that’s like Christianity 101. I know, it’s probably one of the first scriptures a pastors taught you after getting “Saved”. But to me it’s sad, because that scripture verse is pounded into our heads so much that we lose sight of the truth that it stands for. We lose sight of the power it has, and again it has become another Christian cliche. So I’m asking you to do me one thing. From now on when reading that Scripture verse. I want you to truly read it, soak it up let it resonate within you, let it be your truth!

When doing a little research for this article I counted 80 different Scriptures where the Bible talks about being the Light. Now that’s only what I found in researching for like 2-3 hours! If I would have sat there researching for days or weeks like I usually do. I probably would have found plenty more! But I felt like I was being pressed for time because I really felt the Lord telling me to get this article out today!

So if the Bible mentions being the Light over 80 tines. Than clearly it’s important and clearly it’s not just a cliche and clearly it’s a part of the Lords heart and vision for us. So my question to all you “Christians”. We see how important being the Light is to the Lord but how important is it to you? And are you fully representing his Light? Truly if Jesus was here now looking into your eyes and straight to your soul could you be confident in knowing he’d be proud of you?

Could you be confident that people of the world would see his light and face in you? Are you someone that respesents the righteousness of GOD and his Light, or are you a “pretender” a fake? Now I’m not accusing you of anything I’m not even the one asking this question. I’m saying the Lords the one asking you these questions.

Now before I say this next thing I apologize before hand. Please know I’m not trying to sound morbid when saying this. But if we never woke up today or if we got in a car accident on our way to work and died. Could we be confident that we’d see Jesus face to face? And if we did would we be ashamed of the Person who stood before him? Would we be fearful that he’d be disappointed in us? Or worse would he be hurt by our actions?

These are all real questions. I know they may not seem it but when that day comes when you hear those trumpets blaring or when you take your last breathe. Those questions are going to become more real than anything you have ever imagined. Those questions are going to be the only meaningful thing to you. Your money isn’t going to be worth a single thing, your career isn’t going to be worth anything, even your family isn’t going to be worth anything. You will not be able to talk your way to salvation like you can talk your way out of a speeding ticket. The few things that will be valuable are those few questions above.

We have become such a selfish generation. It’s all about having “fun” and making everyone around us “comfortable”. That’s more important than doing what’s right by GOD and what’s more sad is Churches are falling for this trap just as much as the average person.

So I am saying I think it’s time we go back to the WWJD days. For those who do not know, they were bracelets everyone wore to remind us all what would Jesus do. In those days we used our heart and mind before acting out. We questioned our thoughts, our behavior, our desires, before acting on them. So I’m asking you all, let’s get back to that. Instead of our first reaction being let me grab my phone so I can post on Facebook or tweet on Twitter. Let it be, God is this glorifying you? Is my light going to get brighter? Or dimmer?

I am Going to regret admitting this. Because I know I’m going to sound exactly like my Father when I do. Because he’s been lecturing me and my family for months about this, but here I go LOL. After reading Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the so many other social media outlets that are out there.  I feel like in a way that has become our new “GOD”!

We are more focused on posting, tweeting and instagramming than we are about getting to know the Lord. We are to concerned about connecting to our social media accounts than we are about connecting to the Lords heart.

I feel like all the things the enemy used to trap us teens and kids with years ago. He’s now using those same things, same tactics, but now is using them on the older generations. Which in my opinion is going to be worse and more damaging .

Because at least years ago when young people screwed up, got caught up in sin, trapped in the Darkness. We had adults to lean on, mentors to go to, to encourage us, to pray with us, to console us, to witness to us. To grab us by the hand and literally pull us out of that dark place. We had people like my friend Mary Traynor who I mentioned in my previous article Who were there for us.

But it’s getting scary because I feel like the enemy is now attacking those people harder than he ever has. He’s using the things he used to manipulate us so called young people and is now using those same tactics to manipulate the middle aged, grown adults.

Eventually that’s going to be more damaging than it ever was to us 80s/90s kids. Because yes kids are our future, but if we don’t have the strong courageous adults to mentor them, to love on them, to teach them. Than spiritually their going to die! That Light, that flame is going to burn out! And yes I know you don’t want to hear this but you the adults, the middle aged. You all are their future, your their example. So you can choose to be “Cool” or be the Light!

I will shine for Christ. I will walk out his desires, his purpose, his heart. His hearts desires are my hearts desires. His joy is my joy. I will not just pretend when I’m around “Church People”. I will live my life glowing for him.

I WILL BE THE LIGHT! WHAT WILL YOU BE?

I promise the next article I write I will give an update on my book. But for now I’m going to end with this. Don’t just say you will be the Light but live it, breathe the warmth of his love in. Let it be your lifeline. That’s it for today all have an awesome day and New Years. 2018 HERE WE COME!!!! God bless BE THAT LIGHT!!!

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