2. Reflect His Light - Jn 1:4-5
2. Remember that it is not our light that is showing but his. -Jn 1:4-5
'In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." -John 1:4-5 (NIV).
I recently had the opportunity to visit a church with a huge choir. The music was good but there was one person who through animated gestures and singing above the rest drew attention to herself. For me it was a distraction from the harmony of the rest of the choir and it took the spotlight off the message they were trying to present and put it on her.
Sometimes we can be the same ways. "Look at all the things I do for the church," or "without me this church would collapse!" I have heard people say things that both distract from the unity and harmony of the body of Christ and the Good News message of Jesus.
Philippians 2:3-5 says, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus..."
As shining stars we are not trying to outshine the light of others. We are a mere reflection of the light of Jesus. Like the moon reflecting the suns light, we reflect Jesus so that others don't see our light but see Jesus shining through our lives.
Before you do anything examine yourself and make sure your motives are pure. You want to shine the light of Jesus because the light of Jesus came into your life and changed you. So let your light shine so that others glorify God.
May God bless you this day as you reflect the light of Jesus and shine for Him.
PRAYER THOUGHT: Dear Lord of Light; I praise you for your light. You shine your light into my life. You give me the light to see the right path. Help me to reflect the light so that others can see the way to go. I praise you, Oh Father! Thank you for the light of the world, JESUS. It is in his name that I pray. AMEN!