REMAINING AS LIGHT

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY
DEVOTIONAL.
DATE : Sunday 15 June 2014
THEME : REMAINING AS LIGHT
Memorise:
The light of the body is the eye: if
therefore thine eye be single, thy
whole body shall be full of light.
Matthew 6:22
Read:
James 1:17-22
17 Every good gift and every
perfect gift is from above, and
cometh down from the Father of
lights, with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of
turning.
18 Of his own will begat he us with
the word of truth, that we should
be a kind of firstfruits of his
creatures.
19 Wherefore, my beloved
brethren, let every man be swift to
hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20 For the wrath of man worketh
not the righteousness of God.
21 Wherefore lay apart all
filthiness and superfluity of
naughtiness, and receive with
meekness the engrafted word,
which is able to save your souls.
22 But be ye doers of the word,
and not hearers only, deceiving
your own selves.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : LEVITICUS 13
and PSALM 123-124
Message
When you look at the account of
creation in Genesis 1:1-3, and
observe the pre-eminence given to
light, you will realise that one of
the most pleasing events to God is
when His children shine. As lights,
we are expected to shine. Are you
shining in your family, place of
work, church, society, town, state,
province or country? Can the
Almighty God see you as light
wherever you are located? May
you never disappoint the Lord in
Jesus’ Name. One of those who
shone as light of the world was
the man Abraham. His light was so
bright that God could vouch for
him. Genesis 18:19 says this about
him:
“For I know him, that he will
command his children and his
household after him, and they
shall keep the way of the LORD, to
do justice and judgment; that the
LORD may bring upon Abraham
that which he hath spoken of him.”
Can God vouch for you? Can God
see you as light in the midst of
darkness? How bright is your light?
How much of God’s light do you
reflect at your place of work,
church or whatever little corner of
the world you are in? Jesus in
Matthew 5:16 said:
“Let your light so shine before
men, that they may see your good
works, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.”
One of the ways to shine is
through soul-winning. This is the
primary mandate of believers. To
shine therefore, we should make
soul-winning a continuous practice
till Jesus comes back in power and
glory (Acts 1:6-8, 2 Timothy 4:5).
You can achieve the mandate to
win souls by preaching the gospel
through witnessing and tracts
distribution. Souls won must be
prayed for regularly and followed
up to avoid loss (John 15:16). You
can also shine as light by attending
to the needs of the less privileged
(Matthew 25:41-45). You need
refuelling in order to sustain your
light (Isaiah 40:31). To do this, be
conversant with the word of God.
Spend quality time reading,
studying and practising the word.
Listen to sermons of seasoned and
anointed men of God. Spend
quality time in worship, prayer,
thanksgiving and intercession on a
daily basis. We should also avoid
pollution in order to shine. Our
light can be polluted. Most times,
what pollutes our light is weight.
The weight that can pollute our
light and render it impotent is sin.
Easily-besetting sins like gossiping,
exaggeration, hatred, variance,
wrath, strife, envying, drunkenness
etc, can pollute our light and keep
us from shining. Identify all sins
that can pollute your light, confess
them to God, repent and change.
It is your time to shine.
Prayer Point:
Father, let your light shine through
me to the whole world.

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