Do all things without complaining and disputing,15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
In a world that is so corrupt, twisted, and perverse, as Christians we need to be mindful of the fact we are a beacon of light for the lost. We should clearly stand out among those who live in the ways of the world.
We aren’t perfect and we certainly do not have all the answers. BUT we do have God on our side, which should give us rest in knowing that He is always in control.
The local church in an imperfect institution full of imperfect people resulting in many non-believers believing that church goers are hypocrites.
When we are not within the “box” of the church, we need to remember that the only introduction or experience with Jesus that some people have is by watching us.
Although we are not perfect and sinless, there should be a definite difference between our actions, reactions, and life choices than that of one who does not have a personal relationship with Jesus.
Strive to be the light in someone else’s otherwise dark world.
Thank you Lord for being the beacon of light in my life. Thank you for lighting my path, directing my step, and working on my behalf. Lord, I confess that there are times that I get wrapped up in the ways of the World and Your light within me dims as I unintentionally ignore opportunities to be someone else’s beacon of light. God I pray that You would ignite a fire in me that I can’t ignore or miss. Use me Lord to be the light for those I interact with each day. Help me to be a better example of You. Let Your love that shines so brightly in my soul, burst through each broken crack in my life. Teach me how to share Your light with others in Jesus mighty name I pray