YOU CAN BE GOD’S LIGHT

Psalm 97:11 (NASB) Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart. 

  • Ps 97:11 (MSG)  Light-seeds are planted in the souls of God’s people, Joy-seeds are planted in good heart-soil. 

When God created the trees and the flowers, He put seeds in them, so they could produce offspring.

Genesis 1:11 (TLB)  And he said, “Let the earth burst forth with every sort of grass and seed-bearing plant, and fruit trees with seeds inside the fruit, so that these seeds will produce the kinds of plants and fruits they came from.” 

When you received the New Life of Jesus, God changed your dead, dark spirit. God turned on the lights inside you and you began life all over again.

  • By God’s mercy, love and life giving power, you became a new person, a new creation.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)  This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 

Sometimes this change is dramatic and obvious from the outside. 

An evangelist drives demons out of a dangerous and evil person and the tormented soul believes in Jesus. The new believer is at suddenly happy and shines with the goodness of God.

Other times a person seems to change gradually. 

A prostitute came to church and believed in Jesus but returned to her old life. She kept coming to church and started to be more gentle and kind but still in the context of her life of prostitution. 

Then she began to give money to the church from her earnings. Finally she reached the point where she had the courage to walk away from prostitution and learn to live a normal life.

  • Exactly when was she saved? God knows.

God uses believers to sow the seed of light and truth in the souls of men and women. 
The faith, hope and love that come with the message of light are given to you as seed. 

What will you do with the seeds of heavenly life? 

  • Will you cultivate the garden of your new heavenly life, so your life becomes like window with a view of heaven itself?
  • Will you sow the good seeds God gives you, so your life becomes a gateway to the garden of God, so others can find blessing and truth?

Whatever seed you sow will be multiplied in your own life and in the lives of others around you.

Gal 6:7 (NLT)  Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.

  • Gal 6:8 (TLB)  If he sows to please his own wrong desires, he will be planting seeds of evil and he will surely reap a harvest of spiritual decay and death; 

  • but if he plants the good things of the Spirit, he will reap the everlasting life that the Holy Spirit gives him. 

I am sure you would love to shine with the glory of God, so if your heart is hungry for the glory of God, be like the insects that come to the light. 
The light of God will not burn and destroy you if you love Jesus. 

Come into the wonderful presence of God and ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through His life giving words. When God Himself speaks, it changes the way you understand the Bible.

  • We cannot be a blessing to others if we teach the Bible with a dry religious spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:6 (NIV)   He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 

When we receive the light and joy of Jesus, we know Him as the light of the world.

Jn 8:12 (TLB) … Jesus said to the people, “I am the Light of the world. So if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path.” 

Then we ourselves can shine from the life of Jesus within us.

Isa 60:1 (ESV)  Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 

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