TOPIC : FACTORS THAT CAN AFFECT YOUR SHINING AS LIGHT
Scripture :Acts 22: 9. And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Jesus kept us on earth as the light of the world(Matt.5:14). While on earth He was the Light of the world(Jn.9:5)! So while leaving the world, He sent us to represent Him as light:
John 20: 21. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
However, there are factors that can affect how we shine as light in this crooked world.
What are the factors that can hinder our shinning?
1. Company or association:
In the school of the Spirit, it has been confirmed that your company determines what accompanies you in life! To journey with Jonah in the boat of destiny is to sign up for a crash! Today, the Holy Ghost is saying, your light depends on your company.
Beloved, do you know where you are currently is because of how much you know? And how much you know is a function of the company you kept yesterday! So if you must acquire higher dimensions of light, then hang around men with higher light. You cannot continue to company with darkness and expect progress! Your progress is tied to your light and your light depends on your company.
What do we mean by company?
We mean a connection or relationship between things or people. It is a feeling, memory, or thought that is connected to a person, place, or thing. It is what you give your time to, whom you spend your time with, what kind of books you love giving your attention to, what kind of pastors you submit to and what kind of friends you keep.
Beloved, if you must experience light in any dimension then company with the right company (those with sufficient light)- the right pastor, the right fellowship/church group.
There are people who are already swimming in light, join them. You cannot continue to travel with Jonah and expect to arrive at your destination in life.
1 Corinthians 15: 33. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Just as we said yesterday light is reflective. When you hang around light, it reflects on you!
There are those who are shinning as light until they find themselves in the company of bad friends, little by little their light went off!
There are some fire-full brothers and sisters who got engaged to fire extinguishers and their prayer fire went out! There are those who don’t fornicate before but the moment they company with fornicators they started fornicating. There are those who have no value for family life, when you company with such, you will discover the tendency of wanting to leave your marriage is there!
Beloved the Bible did not leave us in the dark as per your association, when he raised an objection :
2 Corinthians 6: 14. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
And scriptures applaud those who choose to walk in the right company;
Psalm 1: 1. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Your company also includes your friends, the books you love reading and the television program you like watching. You don’t spend your time consuming junks and expect light.
Proverbs 13: 20. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Beloved, check the people around you now, your life will be a reflection of the people that you hang around in three to five years time.
Saul was traveling with a group of persons, when the light struck him, everybody traveling with Saul saw it(Acts22:6-9):
Acts 22: 9. And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! You can’t miss hell if you miss heaven. Prepare for eternity today. Jesus loves you!
Prayer points :
– Father thank you for your word to me today
– Lord, I receive grace to company with the right people in Jesus name.
Prophetic Declaration :
– I prophesy the release of grace for right company in the name of Jesus.
– Every Jonah in your life currently, may God separate you from them in Jesus name .
From your brother Alex
God bless you.