Friday, December 25, 2015

Keep The Light On - People Do Notice The Difference - Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Keep The Light On
People Do Notice The Difference

Now Think On This
Steve Martin

"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16, NKJV)

Delivering a special holiday package that bright, sunny morning (at least on the other side of the rain clouds) around the streets of Charlotte, I noticed how bleak the Christmas lights were that hung on neighborhood houses and trees, along with the plastic snowmen and Santa Claus balloons laying on the ground. Without their shining glow and a lot of hot air, they actually looked rather a mess. A bit trashy you might even say in the yard and on the houses.

Ever notice how things are so gloomy and gray once a celebration has ended. No more blinking lights. No more prancing reindeer. Not even the good Ole St. Nick near the chimney on the roof fits anymore (pun intended).

When we consider how we are in this world, those of us who have the Living Spirit of the Most High God within us, we can be as those decorations are in that condition, when they are not so shiny and bright. But when it is very dark out, and our light is on, even if dimly lit, we certainly do stand out. People are always drawn to the light. We are to be His light to them.

It is interesting how it is stated in The Message, quoting the same verses from Scripture as at the beginning of this short message:

“Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand — shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16)

When it is all said and done, when holidays are over and things return to the same routine as before, our lights will shine, for the Holy Spirit within us wants to bless the world around us. Through us He will show them the love of Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach - the Savior of the World, the Everlasting Light, the One whom their souls really are searching for in this life.

Keep the light on within you. Even a little twinkle in a dark room draws attention. People will see the light, and will eventually ask you about Him.

Now think on this, with His love and mine,

Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

P.S. I would be most grateful if you'd share this encouraging word with your family and friends. They might need it. You can easily use the social media icons below. Thanks! Steve

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Now Think On This - In the year of our Lord 12.25.15 - #224 –“Keep the Light On” – Friday at 12:30 pm.

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Thanks for sharing. Blessings on your head from the Lord Jesus, Yeshua HaMashiach.

Steve Martin
Love For His People
Charlotte, NC USA