Light in a dark world
Light is basically the exposition of rays to exterminate the presence of darkness around us. How then can we be a light in this dark world. The first point to consider, is that, why is the world a dark place? aren’t we seeing light illuminating from the sky upon the earth? There is a crucially understanding that must be cultivated, that shouldn’t bring about a disturbance or perturbation of the mind, by the notion of darkness encompassing the whole earth. I would take my first explanation from the Word of God. The bible says “The earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep”. This is the first clue to what seems an undivided fact that truly, the world is dark. Another fact, was also stated in the scripture, “Woe unto the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea, for the devil has been cast unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time”. This signifies another evidence of the darkness that looms around the world.
We are not to be ignorant of the present predicament and disaster that has escalated around the globe and yet people have still not understood that darkness is everywhere! The evidence of a sustained universe in the face of hardship and turbulence, was because of the spoken Word made by God in the beginning. He said “Let there be light and there was light”. Remember during the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus, He mentioned to the disciples that we (Christians) are the light of the world. How then can we operate as a light, if we do not have the knowledge of whom the Light is. Jesus Christ is the Light of the world. We are sons of God by the measure of his grace upon our lives, through the death on the cross. These words are not meant for the Christians alone, but for everyone that desire to have a light and operate as one in this world.
The first step, is to welcome the Light into your abode. How do we do that, accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and forsake every connection with the darkness or agent of darkness of this world. The next step, is to walk in this Light and continually dwell within the Light. Anyone who is with the Light becomes a light himself. Another aspect, is the reflection of our soul outwardly. The word of God says “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks”, we need to reflect the light of God in us by our relationship with one another. The attitude and attribute of a Changed man, is reflected by the light of the Word in him. We can never exhaust the description on the light of God, but to live as a light, you must embrace the word of God and the Holy Spirit. The word of God says “He is a lamp unto our feet and a light to our path”.
Why is it difficult for people to continually live as a light in this dark world? The following are responsible:
- Cares of the world
- Not completely separated from the world
- Lack of the Word of God
- Refusing to grow as a child of God
The whole truth of the matter, is that, we should distinguish ourselves from the world, if we do want to continually live as a light. Jesus Christ lived in that path during his time on earth and He laid the precept for us to follow as children of the new birth. Therefore, endeavor to live justly, be careful about the path you take in pursuing destiny and endeavor that your focus remain still, that is, is to be more of God and less of you.
A LIGHT IS NEVER HIDDEN BUT IF NOT CAREFUL MANAGED CAN BE COVERED BY DARKNESS AND LOST COMPLETELY.
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