//May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance & patience with joy//
“Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” Colossians 1:12. His Light strengthens us with all power, endurance, patience and joy. This morning the Lord was really impressing the word “light” on my heart. Jesus declared “I am the Light of the world”. He came to light the darkness that filled man’s heart. The Light of Jesus Christ defeats all darkness. We are made to be image bearers of the Light of the world. In Matthew 5 Jesus spoke “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 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.” God has commissioned His people to be lights that shine and point to the Glorious Light. As lights, we cannot produce our own light, we just reflect His light. When God’s light is truly shining in the life of His child, you can’t hide it, It will give light to all the house. Jesus commanded His disciples to go into all the world and even to the end of the earth. We go into all the world as the light of the world.
The fruit of the light of Jesus is power, glorious might, all endurance and patience with joy. When we are filled with His Light, we are filled with these things. If we seek to produce own light, we will never shine. We must seek Jesus, the true light and reflection will be a natural outcome. We must bring His light to the dark world, not our fake imitation of it. As we walk in the Light and reflect His light, we will be strengthened with all endurance for the mission at hand.
Application: Seek the Light, not the byproducts of the Light. Today I am praying that the Lord would light up my heart and refine the areas where I strive to produce my own light instead of reflect His.