Scripture Reading: Luke 12:1-3
We have often heard what’s done in the dark comes to light. Presenting ourselves in a different way behind closed doors than we do when the doors are open, is the hypocrisy that Jesus teaches against. However, we won’t feel the need to present ourselves as something we really aren’t, if we fear God instead of other people. We must line every area of our lives up to Jesus’ model for living and His Biblical teaching. If we try our best at a life that is pleasing to God, we won’t have to fake a life of a Christ follower, we will actually live the life of a Christ follower.
The Bible tells us that before we gave our life to Christ, we were living in darkness. Now, we are a new creation and have walked out of darkness into the light. We are the light of this world, our conversations are seasoned with salt, God uses us to perform miracles and the best part is we get to live in heaven with Jesus forever. As children of the light, you should expect the fruit of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) to manifest itself in your life (Galatians 5:22-23). In darkness, we can only expect an eternal death at the end of life.
If you have given your life to Christ pray and ask God what areas in your life still need to be lined up with His will. If you have not given your life to Christ, don’t continue to live in the dark. Take a moment to pray this simple prayer to accept Jesus into your life. Jesus, I understand that I am a sinner in need of a savior. You said in the Bible that anyone who calls on Your name will be saved, and Jesus I am calling on You and only You. Jesus, I accept You as my personal lord and savior and understand that it is only through You that I can live eternally. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and make known to me the will you have for my life. Help me to understand You in a way that is specific to me. Make yourself known in my life. In your son Jesus name, I pray. Thank you. Amen.