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Receive light and shine for Jesus..

  • By Susan Princeton
  • Nov 20 2009
  • Keyword : Light of the world

                     

May be you dont know to take a step for your future .You may be thinking that everything around you is dark. You don’t have the light to find your path. Dont frustrate. God is light and in him is no darkness at all. He is the light for your footsteps.

              David says,' Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path" (Psalm 119/105).David got definite guidance and light from God's word to fight and get victory over all his foes. So if you want to receive God's light to know your path you must get guidance from God's word.
             Jesus says in John 8/12 "I am the light of the world, he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness but shall have the light of life".


             HOW TO RECEIVE GOD’S LIGHT?


        1. We must confess our sins to Jesus and receive Him as our personal saviour. If we confess our sins He will forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness - (1 John 1/9)
        2. We should follow Jesus.We must walk in his footsteps. We must live a life exactly how Jesus lived when He was in this world.He has set an example for us to follow - (1 Peter 2/21).
        3. We must walk in the light (1 John 1/7). We must not do sins of darkness. We must not walk in darkness. He who walks in darkness know not where he is going because darkness will blind his eyes (1 John 2/11).Only those who walk in the light can overcome sin, world and the powers of satan. Meditate God's word daily and do accordingly. Then you will walk in the light of God. Then no darkness can harm you.
              Just as the moon and stars receive light from the Sun we must receive light from Jesus who is the source of light and give light to this lost world. God desires that each one of His children should be a burning and a shining light just like John , the Baptist.(John 5/35)
               John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus' first coming in this world to save us. Likewise we must prepare the way for His second coming.


                HOW TO SHINE FOR JESUS?


              Isaiah 60/1 says, “Arise, shine, for thy light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
1. We must receive God's light daily through prayer and meditation.  
 
2. We must arise for Him. We must shake away everything which hinders us from shining for Him. John the Baptist forsook fame, worldly pleasures, riches, material wealth, earthly comforts and luxuries. He was a voice in the wilderness shouting and asking the people to repent and prepare the way for Him. Many turned to the Lord through the voice of John (Isaiah 52/2;40/3-5).

3. We must have enough oil in our lamps to shine for Jesus. John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit while he was in his mother's womb.

4. We must glorify God in everything we do. John didn’t receive glory for himself. Instead he glorified Jesus in everything. John said, "He must increase but I must decrease. (John 3/30)

5. We must be humble to get God's grace and mercy to shine for Jesus (Phil 2/6-9).
May God help us to rise up and shine as lights in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation.