I shocked a woman one day when suddenly I spewed out some rude and selfish words about someone else. Why was she shocked? She knows I am a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and was not accustomed to my speaking in such a sinful manner. I admitted my wrongdoing to her and repented before God.
Followers of Jesus are to stand out in this world as children of light by reflecting His love, humility, light, peace, hope, joy, goodness, kindness, patience, forgiveness, grace, mercy, etc., and by acknowledging our wrongdoing when we fall short and continuing forward shining with the light of Christ!
In this ever-darkening world, may our lights shine more than ever that more and more people will be drawn to the Lord through us!
Is your light shining?
“”You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 NKJV
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:8-10 NKJV