Friday, May 20, 2016

A Light – “It’s Not About Me, It’s About Him”

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:14-16

There is a story that was going on long before you breathed you first breath – long before that left side of your dash ever existed. And this story will still be going on long after you have breathed your last and that right side of you dash is filled in. It is the story of an:
·               All powerful
·               All knowing
·               All present
·               Always existing
·      Great, mighty, eternal, invisible, immortal, indescribable, uncontainable, good and gracious king…
Creating long before time began a world of billions of galaxies and breathless beauty and wonder for one purpose to have an intimate relationship with the crown of His creation… you and you and you and you…
Never forget why everything exists; so that you and God can be together. So that you can know Him, be with Him and rest and come alive in Him!  It’s not about me it’s about Him.
Though we are transient dust particles in a universe that is expanding faster than the speed of light, the unexplainable mystery of mysteries is that you and I are loved and prized by the God of creation.
Simply because he wanted to, He fashioned each of us in his own image, creating within us the capacity to know Him. And if that wasn’t staggering enough, in spite of our foolishness and rebellious hearts, God pursued us with relentless passion, fully expressing to us His unfathomable love through the mercy and grace of the cross of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Yes, there is an awesome story going on of a Great and Merciful God bringing His people back to Himself. Rescuing them from faraway places and bringing them back home. A story whose final and never ending chapter will be when the new heaven and the new earth come down from the sky.
Bottom line...God is big and we are not. He is the one who is calling the shots, directing the script, determining the plot, we are not. What’s really wild is that while this huge and powerful God doesn’t need any of us… He nevertheless has invited each of us to join him and play a part in the story that never ends.
From this moment forward …
·               Stop getting being so caught up in and giving most of your energy to your own little story. STOP looking for ways to shine the light on yourself… and making it all about you.
·               AND INSTEAD – enter every environment (home, school, work, church, etc.) with every intention to shine as little light as possible on you and as much light as possible on Jesus, God the Son. WHAT – a concept! WHAT – a way to walk through life!

Scripture to Claim:
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

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