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Using Your Light
by Rev. Brian Mathis
12/15/11
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21 Then Jesus asked them, “Would anyone light a lamp and then put it under a basket or under a bed? Of course not! A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light will shine.22 For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light.23 Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”24 Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given —and you will receive even more.25 To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them.”
Mark 4:21-25 (NLT)

The day you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you came into possession of a little piece of His light. That light is one of the things that make you even more unique in a world where ever one is trying to stand out among the crowd. The problem is we often spend too much of our own energy trying to bring that attention to ourselves when we could easily serve God humble and allow Him to promote us. When I was in the first Gulf War I can remember sitting on guard duty and you could see for miles and miles in at night in the desert. You could be sitting there and when it is pitch black and a starless night any light that shines will quickly draw your attention. I remember watching an individual light a cigarette from over a half a mile away. I understand the concept of light breaking open the darkness. That is what the scripture talks of that new light you have in you is to be used to break up the darkness in your home and family it should drive away the shadows of doubt and sadness. I can promise you that light you now carry is bright enough to shine out through whatever darkness you have experienced or may be in right now.

The warning though we must head you see the hotter the flame the more brilliant the light. To create a hotter flame you must feed it the right fuel. If you are not feeding that flame it will eventually go out. To feed the flame you have received from Jesus you personally must take time to read your Bible, pray and fellowship with others who carry the light as you feed the light within you it will be able to shine even brighter and might even be able to fuel a fire in someone else one day. I ask you are you fueling your light? If not you need to start reading this is a beginning but making a routine time to spend time in God’s word will be so much better than anything I will ever tell you. Have a Blessed day.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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