Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Be a Reflector

Yesterday, before going to work, Mike and I were listening to Joyce Meyer on tv. She was talking about how we should NOT be trying to feel comfortable in this world. She gave examples. We should feel uncomfortable when we are around people using our God's name as a cuss word. We should feel uncomfortable when we are around people who are gossiping about someone else. You get the idea.

Joyce Meyer went on to say that someone asked her to pray for them to get a new job because he or she was the only believer at the current place of employment. She said she would not pray such a prayer. Why would she? If the person was the only Christian there, why would she pray for that light to be taken away from that place? Good point.

I thought about the song many of us learned when we were little. Did you learn "This Little Light of Mine"? Here it is...



What? You never learned it quite like that? Neither did I, but wasn't it pretty?

As I left for work Mike said, "Be a light!" I thought for a moment but said I'd likely just be a reflector. Apparently I wasn't feeling all that bright! No, really I was just trying to point out that the light doesn't come from me. I only hope that I can be a reflector of the light that comes from Jesus.

The thought of being a light, or a reflector, came to mind several times during the day. It is a process for me but I like the idea. AND, it is Biblical. The following verse pretty much sums up how we are to behave.

Matthew 5:16  

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that 

they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in 

heaven. (NIV)

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