TOPIC : GIVING LIGHT TO ALL
Scripture :Matthew 5:15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter;! Previously, we established that light is our Identity as believers!
We function by dispelling darkness, by providing direction, opening the blind eyes and providing leadership. Today, we shall examine how we can achieve such responsibilities.
How can we achieve our function of giving light to all?
1. Understand your strategic position in families:
From elementary science, one of the characteristics of light is reflection, this is a situation where every light ray that falls on a shinning surface such as glass or mirror gives out the same light.
The same thing applies to spiritual light, if your life is exposed to Jesus the Christ the light of the world, it must reflect the same! However, the determinant of reflection is the angle at which it is positioned.
For example, when driving you can see rays of sunlight falling on your side mirror and entering your eyes but after a while it disappears because the angle changes. It must be at a certain angle for it to reflect.
Beloved, just like the mirror must be at a certain angle to reflect light, our lives are also positioned at an angle where we can give light to our world.
The Bible said you are the light of the world (Matt.5:14)! So to function as a light, God positioned you strategically in families and various market places of life.
Our anchor scripture said a candle must be position on a candle stand to give light, so also God has positioned you in that family you are right now to give light to your family.
Like David was positioned to be the light of Israel (2Sam.21:17), some of us are positioned to give our communities light, if we fail to shine our communities remain in darkness, some of us are meant to give the entire nation light!
Beloved, understand your strategic position in that family where you were born! God decided the family, the community, the nation of your birth before you were born.
Acts 17: 26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
Your birth into that family, community and nation is not accidental! God positioned you there for a purpose and that is to be a light! Your positioning was strategic for God’s agenda -giving light(Matt.5:15).
2. Understand your position in that profession/calling: some of us find ourselves in certain positions in one profession or the other but forget the purpose of God placing us there.
So instead of representing light we collaborate with workers of darkness and disappoint God’s purpose. Beloved, it is an error to bring down the name of God where you are working! You are not there only for salary, you are there to represent the kingdom.
Do you know you were kept in that profession to shine as lights? Are you in medical, engineering or legal profession? Are you in business or education? In whatever profession or position you are in right now, you are there to shine as light.
Luke 1: 79. To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
It was Edmund Burke that said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
What does that mean?
It means you don’t permit darkness around while you are there! Darkness always hangs around waiting for any available opportunity to take over. You are a carrier of light and as such must resist darkness :
Ephesians 5: 11. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Why should you? It is because :
1 Peter 2: 9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! The decision of where to spend eternity is best made now. Give your heart to Jesus today.
Prayer points :
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I receive grace to maximize my position as a light bearer to my world.
Prophetic Declaration :
– I prophesy every darkness around you disappear now in the name of Jesus.
– The last time you were trapped shall be the last forever.
– No power will quench your light in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.