Shining Brighter in 2018

“And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:5

I know I’m not supposed to talk about Christmas for a New Years’ blog…but… I got an LED Work Light for Christmas. It shines brighter than any other light I have in the house. The really nice thing about having a really bright work light is when there is a dark area that I am working in, I can have my work light shine in the darkness!

We live in a dark world. We live in a world where death, disease, and destruction seem to be winning right now. We live in a world where fear, anxiety, and depression are the norm. Friends, this is not the way it is supposed to be. The reason our world is dark right now is because of the one who is ruling. Scripture says the devil is ruling as the god of this world (2 Cor 4:4). This will not be the case forever. I’ve read the end of the Book!

Those who follow Jesus are the ones God is using to bring light to the world. Jesus said this when He told His disciples they were the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).

Truly shining for Jesus is sharing Jesus in the darkness!

Yesterday, I gave my church family three ways to Shine in the Darkness:

  1. Prayer

Christians must penetrate the darkness with prayer by praying for the lost!

  1. Do the Right Thing

Christians must penetrate the darkness by doing the right thing even when others are not

  1. Build Relationships with Non-Christians

Christians must penetrate the darkness by building relationships to tell others about Jesus

Happy New Year! Let’s Shine Brighter for Jesus in 2018!