DISCIPLINES OF DISCIPLESHIP
Disciples have a responsibility to shine God’s light into the world around them. (Matthew 5:15-16) This takes place in simple ways like smiles, greetings, being willing to stop and pray for people, and sometimes just lending a caring ear. It’s so important that we cultivate the fruit of the Holy Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control) (Gal. 5:22-23) in our lives. God’s light rests on these.
We may not understand the true power of the light of God’s Kingdom as it flows through us in this dark world. Nevertheless, we need to die to our own comfort seeking agendas and entertainment driven lifestyles and look for opportunities to shine God’s light in our daily routines and volunteer/outreach opportunities in our communities.
Get out and be God’s light in a very dark world.
Declare this now: Thank You God, show me where You want me to invest my time in order to reach out with your love and light into the dark world around me. Help me obey your leading.