When Jesus spoke to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 6:14
“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” John 12:46
A few weeks ago, while running errands around town, I was listening to Christian music. This type of music has always ministered to me in such a powerful way. If I am feeling down, it lifts me up. If I am happy, it makes me happier. For me, music always turns an average day into a GREAT day, because through these anointed words, I find rest for my sometimes-weary soul, and experience life more abundantly!
That day in the car, I was listening to a song entitled, “Go Light Your World”, sung by Christ Rice. I love the lyrics……
There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes his home
So carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
And hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world.
As Christians, not all of us have allowed our candles to burn brightly. I am as guilty as the next person and I’m not proud of it. There are many reasons for this. We may feel inadequate to share our faith or we may suffer from the fear of rejection. But you know friends, we need not fear because we are only a vessel that God desires to use. He will prepare and equip us. All that He requires is that we be willing and ready for the task(s) He sets before us.
I am praying that a fire will be ignited inside our hearts, and that we will experience a burning desire to follow Christ at all costs.
PRAYER: Dear, God. Thank You for love, life, and rest through Jesus Christ. I pray that You will give us stamina, wisdom, direction, love, and forgiveness as we carry the light of Jesus to the world. We praise You for all You have done for us. Please help us to do Your will each and every day. Thank You for Your most powerful and beautiful Word that brings life as we read it. It is the wellspring of our life. It is our very breath. This I pray in the precious name of Jesus Christ, the One who died for my sins and the sins of the world. Amen.