We can Shine Bright so that we can shine light in this dark world…
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
When we work to Shine Bright, it is because we realize that…
- Jesus stepped into the darkness of this world
- We need to walk in the light
- We need to reflect the light
Jesus came to bring us light, and the light reveals truth and gives us peace. Our sinful world is filled with sickness and death, and God gives us light to shine in it.
There is a battlefield in our minds. It is what we do with our thoughts that matters. Thoughts are central to who we are. Your thoughts are revealed in the way that we respond and communicate to everyone around us.
If you entertain the negative thoughts, this will lead to sin. Any time you sin, the only person that you are thinking of is yourself. You are saying that you know more than God. Although this is not verbalized, this is your hearts intent.
Three ways to deal with sin; though it just sums up to Jesus…
- Pray that God would take captive your thoughts
- Think on the things of God
- Speak the Word of God
In order to shine bright, you need to make the choice to get through the darkness that Jesus has already liberated you from.
Walk in the light; follow Him, and He will take your brokenness and make it beautiful.