Are you troubled by some of the things you see going on in our world today? It appears darkness is taking over. If we didn’t have the Word of God filled with promises, it would be easy to settle into despair.
In Ephesians 5:11 Paul says “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” How are we to expose deeds of darkness? After all, what can one person do?
One person with Jesus is a majority. When we fail to be intimidated by the size of the obstacles we face, the Lord can use us to accomplish great things.
In Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus says “You are the light of the world.” He tells us not to hide our light, but to showcase it. Wherever we go, darkness is dispelled as the light of Christ shows up. Have you ever been in a really dark room before and lit a single candle. It is amazing how one little flame can light up and entire room. Darkness no longer remains. The same happens when we enter into a situation. We carry Christ with us. When Christ is factored into a situation things change.
What situation looks impossible to you now where you feel one person couldn’t possibly make a difference? What if that one person was Jesus? Do you think He could change things? Ask Him what He would have you to do in the situation? You might be called to pray and nothing more. Don’t be discouraged. Prayer changes things. You might be called to act. Whatever you’re called to do, you can trust you aren’t doing it alone [Deuteronomy 31:6, 8].
Its mighty dark in this world, but you can help change it by living out Matthew 5:16. “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
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