Reflecting the Light........... in a Dark world

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Reflecting the light

While in prayer this morning I was asking for help to be all that God has purposed me to be.  
To be the light reflecting back to God.  For I am not the light but am just a mirror that the light illuminates from the source.  

The ones in the darkness have no light to show the way.  Even though God shines always, His light is not seen to those who live in darkness.  But when a soul who loves God and has accepted the call of God in their lives they can become that mirror, that shiny substance that reflects the character of God in how they talk, act and think.  Not illuminating themselves but reflecting this light of life back to the source Almighty God!  

Meaning that every true follower of God seeks not to become the object of praise and special attention of others but instead makes sure that attention and praise is directed back to God our Father and Lord Christ our savior!  HE is the only one who deserves the adoration and praise. 
He is the source of every good thing.  All that we are or will ever be is from Him alone.  
Notice in this verse it does not say to glorify yourself but your Father which is heaven! 

Matthew 5:14-16 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Psalm 4[a]
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
But Answer me when I call to you,
    my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
    have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
    How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?[b][c]
Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself;
    the Lord hears when I call to him.
Tremble and[d] do not sin;
    when you are on your beds,
    search your hearts and be silent.
Offer the sacrifices of the righteous
    and trust in the Lord.
Many, Lord, are asking, ‘Who will bring us prosperity?’
    Let the light of your face shine on us.
Fill my heart with joy
    when their grain and new wine abound.
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for you alone, Lord,
    make me dwell in safety.

 But God has much to say to those “shepherds” (pastors, leaders of the churches today) that preach according to their own dictation!  They teach man’s laws not God’s.

Jeremiah 23 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Branch of Righteousness
23 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the Lord. “But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says the Lord.

Read that whole chapter if you are a leader and make sure your heart is right before God. All those called to teach need to regular examine themselves to see if they are living according to God’s word and ways ……… and as for those who listen to leaders and teachers of the way of God, make sure who you listen to is producing Godly fruit ( their way of teaching) matches what The word of God says or you are wasting your time and your efforts are for naught! Maybe you listen to wrong teaching because it does not convict you of your actions and thoughts. It is a blind veil of excuse. Closing your eyes will not take the sin away only Jesus Christ can do that and Only Jesus’s way can give you freedom from the anger, frustration, and burden you carry.  

There is only one source of truth (light) and God is that that truth.  All else is counterfeit, lies and deceit.  God is our light to the way of correct and fulfilling life.  Joyful and purposeful life! 

BE a reflective mirror that directs this light back to the one who makes the light.  Leading all people to worship God not man.  Praise directed to God who is the Alpha and Omega.  The beginning and the end.  Come out of darkness and live in His light for there you will find peace and again have hope and prosperity of the heart. 

on a side note:
Do not do like the heathen nations did of old where they turned facing the sun and worshipped it as it came up.  The sun is not God.  God made the sun for physical light but the sun is not the light of truth.  Only God the Father, Jesus Christ are the truth and the way.  

who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded, 

Beware of Idolatry Deut. 4
15 “Take careful heed to yourselves, for you saw no form when the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire, 16 lest you act corruptly and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of any figure: the likeness of male or female, 17 the likeness of any animal that is on the earth or the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the air, 18 the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground or the likeness of any fish that is in the water beneath the earth. 19 And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which the Lord your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage. 20 But the Lord has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be His people, an inheritance, as you are this day. 21 Furthermore the Lord was angry with me for your sakes, and swore that I would not cross over the Jordan, and that I would not enter the good land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance. 22 But I must die in this land, I must not cross over the Jordan; but you shall cross over and possess that good land. 23 Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of the Lord your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a carved image in the form of anything which the Lord your God has forbidden you. 24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

A time will come when God says we shall no longer have a sun or moon to shine.  We shall not need it  after Christ Returns…..

The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.
There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

scriptures from Bible Gateway study pages and helps on line

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