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Weekday devotionals for Christians

Christmas Lights

Mat 5:14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Mat 5:15  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Mat 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Lesson #8

The tree must be placed in a good, solid tree stand.

Lesson #9

The tree must be watered in order to last through the season.

Lesson #10

The tree is decorated by it’s owner and has no choice in what is put on it.

Lesson #11

The Decorator knows what ornament or decorations to use to cover up the “gaps, imperfections, and blemishes” on the tree to make the tree look as if there was nothing wrong with the tree at all!

Lesson #12

The Christmas tree is decorated with lights for others to see when it is dark.

This is part of the decorations.  The lights illuminate the tree and the decorations when it is dark out.

Application

We are supposed to be a light to a very spiritually dark world.  We are not commanded to “fit in”, but rather to stand 0ut like a light.  We are supposed to be totally different than those that are around us!  We should not be antagonistic about our differences, but rather our differences should illuminate what God has done in our lives.  Let me ask you a question, are you a light to the lost and dying world that we live in?  Can others get light from your testimony of what God has done in your life?  God wants everyone to see what He has done in your life!  Others can not see what He has done if we are constantly trying to fit in with the unsaved crowd.  We are supposed to be different in everything that we do, the music we listen to should be different, the places we go should be different, the habits or hobbies should be different, how we handle stress should be different, and Who we run to in time of need should be different.  One word that should summarize our life is “light”.  Our light should be helpful for others to find the way to Jesus!  How about your light?  Is it bright?  Is it there?  Can others see it?  The only one that can stop your light from shining is you!

 

 

 

January 3, 2012 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment