Thursday, November 12, 2009

Let It Shine!!!

Every morning, and a different time each day, the sun rises and floods our days with light. Even when dark clouds cover us, the light seeps through and lets us know it’s there. God set it in motion and it will continue to do so as long as He plans. It shines across the land, moving forward every moment, touching every life.

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. (Matthew 5:45 KJV)

By looking, we cannot tell a good person from one who will do us harm. But God knows.

But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7 KJV)

When we love the Lord, there are many things we can do to let people know about it without saying a word. His children are the light of the world, and He expects us to shine:

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 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. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 KJV)

He has things for us to do each day, too:

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised. (Psalms 113:3 KJV)

Have you tried that? It makes for a wonderful day, I assure you. Then some of our old thoughts intrude and we need some light, and we ask:

Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake. (Psalms 31:16 KJV)

Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved. (Psalms 80:3 KJV)

Repeated in Psalms 80:3, 80:7 and 80:19 – cause thy face to shine, and we shall be saved. What a wonderful concept!!

There will come a time when the sun shall not rise, but it will be of no concern to those who serve the Lord. He has promised us light.

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. (Revelation 21:23 KJV)

This is nothing new. From the beginning:

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (John 1:4 KJV)

Just as John bore witness to the light, so must we. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. (John 1:9 KJV)


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