Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Let Your Light Shine


I have always been blessed with good eyesight. Even at forty something, I have 20/20 vision.
My night vision is also exceptional for my age. I rarely turn on a light when I get up in the night. It is a habit that goes back to the days when I still lived at home.

I would come in from work around 11:20 pm, go to the restroom, pass through my sisters' bedroom, change clothes, and get in my bed without turning on a light at any time. I knew the path, so I ambled about in the shadows. But the main reason I walked in darkness had to do with the owner of this blog. If I inadvertantly flipped a switch, she would wail out some near obscenity (Editor's note: Was I really that bad?) and wake the whole house. :-) So I conditioned myself to tread lightly and pray that there would be no obstacles in my path.

It is the same way with so many christians today. They walk in the darkness because they have become accustomed to their surroundings. They think they have enough spiritual perception to keep them from stumbling. Or maybe, they just don't want to hear the slurs of the sleeping who do not want to see the Light. Faulty reasoning is one explaination. A lie from the devil is more like it. He attempts to obscure the Truth in any and every way possible. He places obstacles in strategic places. He and darkness are close companions.

We must not fall prey to his antics. We must take the scriptures and apply them to our lives. Daily we must affirm our faith and declare who we are in Christ. Matthew 5:14-16 reminds us of our responsibilities to the world. We are to be more than a pen light. We are to be lighthouses to those in the reckless waves of life. We must point the way to Christ's safe harbor.

We are the light of the world. We must let our lights so shine before men, that they will see our good works and glorify our Father which is in heaven. The Light in our lives will drive out the darkness. It is not a hard thing. Just keep your lighthouse clean and the window open. Christ will shine through.

"God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light,

7 comments:

PT2006 said...

I said my eyesight was excellent, I didn't say anything about my memory. lol and lsm (laugh some more)

PT2006 said...

I said my eyesight was excellent, I didn't say anything about my memory. lol and lsm (laugh some more)

Praying for your Prodigal said...

LOL! I knew I liked these Wednesday pearls of wisdom! Not only are you shining the light of Jesus...you are shedding some light on the secret life of our beloved blogging friend! Keep shining PT2006!

Diane

C. H. Green said...

And she's 43 by the way. LOL.

Lisa said...

Amen! Nice reminders! BTW, I love lighthouses...great pic!

I wish I had your eyesight...well, you know how mine are ;) My night driving ability is terrible! I had to get my hubbie the other night from a city that I'm not too familar with and it was pitch black and rainy. I felt like a little old lady on the highway trying to find her way. Yikes!

Susanne said...

Very good analogy! I really enjoyed this and it spoke volumes to me.

PT2006 said...

I have conferred w/little sister and she recalls the occasion exactly the way I described it. :-)
She just wanted me to put in her 2cents worth.