Published by Dawn Michelle Michals
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| Hey, Sweet Friend!|
Today, I want to talk about light with you.
There are so many references to it in the Word of God.
To me, there are two parts to this light: The Following and The Drawing.
In the Old Testament, we follow the light. A lot.
“And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.” Exodus 13:21 (ESV)
In the wilderness on the way to the Promised Land, the Israelites followed a pillar of fire every night. When it moved, they moved. When it stopped, they camped.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had signs in the sky like that today?!?
When God spoke us all into existence, His first words were, “Let there be light.” (Genesis 1:3)
And, there was.
Light is synonymous with good. Isaiah 2:5 says, “O house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the Lord.”
God wants us to follow His light. To walk in His ways. To be in His will. His light is the road sign that leads us there.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105
Jesus says in John 9:5, While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
John 1:9 says, “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.”
God gave us His light so we can be a light. As beacons, we draw others to the truths of God.
“Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” (John 12:36)
God wants His will to be on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6) He wants His light to shine on earth as it does in the heavenlies.
Be that light.
One of my favorite scriptures that I use as a prayer is Matthew 6:15. It says, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
“Let your light shine.”
Send an encouraging email, shoot someone a text, post something inspirational to your social media, or even start a blog. God designed you to be His light in this world. Just think of it! His light is shooting out your eyeballs!
What are some others way you can be a light? Let me know below in the comments.