Deeper Day 117: The Light

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

We are always and at all times called to be the light of the world.  Today I encourage you to press into God’s heart and ask Him exactly how you are to let your light shine right now. Don’t let quarantine be an excuse to shut off from everyone and just survive. We are called to shine our light no matter what is going on. There are always ways and opportunities for us, as believers, to shine. Remember, God is light.

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:5-7

God is always light, in Him there is no darkness. I just love that!

We are called to make disciples of every nation, even right now from our homes. What can you be doing to advance the kingdom of God right now? It definitely starts at home. Right now, I am remote schooling all four of my kids, and while its been stretching and a huge change, its also become a great time to pour into each of them one on one. This opportunity is unique and I plan to make the most of it. I sit with my two youngest through each of their classes and we work together through their homework. It’s been a beautiful interaction. We all meet on the deck for lunch every day and we linger longer than normal. We laugh and talk and simply enjoy being a family. You see, I am being the light of the world when I love my family well. I have also been sowing into the Facebook world by making, first scripture reading videos of encouragement and now worship videos. This was quite a stretch for me, but when God directed me to do this, I knew I must take hold of the opportunity to share His peace with the world.

Circumstances don’t dictate my calling. I am called as a worship leader and encourager, so I simply needed to listen to God’s direction in order to discover my way to release that during this time.

Prayer Moment: Your calling also remains the same. I encourage you to take some time today to ask God how He would have you continue walking it out with Him right now. I also encourage you to lean into the beauty and glory of family. Yes, we are all together more than ever, but no, that’s not a bad thing. It’s the key. Revival on the earth begins with family. We are living in a huge opportunity. Take hold of it and see what God will do!

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew28:18-20