Thursday, October 12, 2017

This Little Light of Mine

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Having lived most of my life in the San Diego area, I have been to the lighthouse at the Cabrillo National Park many, many times. I didn’t know why it came to my mind this morning until I sat down to write this eDevotion. What struck me was, a lighthouse is a powerful illustration of what it means to be an effective Christ follower in today’s world. 

If you think about it, lighthouses aren’t built in the middle of a city. There’s sufficient light there to find your way around. Lighthouses are built on dark, dangerous shorelines that are exposed to the harsh elements of nature. That’s where the lighthouse is needed most. 

One of the traps that diminishes your light, is to stay in what I call “a holy huddle” in church. Sure, it’s safe there, but your light is desperately needed where it isn’t so safe. Take your light and shine it where it is needed most. The world is a dark place, a dangerous shoreline, and it desperately needs your light to guide people safely to Jesus. 

Here’s a challenge: Leave your comfort zone and be a light in a dark place. 

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house Matthew 5.14-15

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