“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you.” Luke 11:33-36 (NIV)
See To It
Do you want to live and walk in the light with me? Do you want to shine brightly as my witness in the world? Yes, I want to live and walk in the light with you. Yes, I want to shine brightly as your witness in the word. I want both of these with any doubt, question or hesitation. How can I be sure that I am living and walking in the light with you? How can I be certain that I am shining brightly as your witness in the world? Where does your light come from? Are you your own source of light? Does light come from anything that is within you? I am not my own source of light. There is nothing within me that gives off light. Are you able to keep yourself in the light and continually steer yourself away from darkness that is all around you? No, I have not had much success at continually steering myself away from darkness. I have regularly wandered off into the darkness and gone where I shouldn’t have gone to do what I shouldn’t have done. So, what you need does not come from yourself? No, it does not. It’s very good for you to know that you are not your own source of light. Who is your source of light? Where does your light come from? You are my source of light. You pulled me out of darkness and brought me into your light. Yes, did that for you. How much light have I given to you? I’m not sure what you mean. Have I placed any limits on the amount of light that I have given to you? No, you have given me your Holy Spirit to live and dwell in me. By your Spirit living in me you will give me all the light I need as I live and walk with you in the light. Yes, I will. Do you have any responsibility in living and walking in the light with me? Yes, I must see to it that I keep on living and walking in the light with you. I must keep drawing near to you to be in your light. I must continue to let the light you have given me overcome the darkness around me. Yes, that’s right. I must not choose to live and walk in darkness. That would make me unable to shine brightly for you. That would make me unable to be used as a witness for you in this dark world. That would make me unable to bear fruit for your kingdom and glory. Will you let my light guard and guide your life? Will you allow me to set you on fire so that you will shine brightly for all to see? Will you rely on me to help you keep on living and walking in the light? Yes Lord, I will rely on you. You can help me see to it that I stay in the light with you. Yes, I can.
Lord, thank you for setting my heart on fire for you. You have filled me with desire to live and walk in the light with you. Guard and guide my life by your light. Help me to stay away from darkness. Cause me to shine brightly for you as a witness in the world. Amen
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