?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 in 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.??? Matthew 5:14-16
?Humanity has in itself no light. Apart from Christ we are like an unkindled taper, . . . But when we turn toward the Sun of Righteousness, when we come in touch with Christ, the whole soul is aglow with the brightness of the divine presence. Christ?s followers are to be more than a light in the midst of men. They are?the?light of the world . . . Angels of glory wait to communicate through you heaven?s light and power to souls that are ready to perish.? ? Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing, p. 40
Did you read the quote above? Do you realize that angels are waiting to work through you to reach lost people? Isn?t this amazing?
You are invited to not only be filled with the Holy Spirit for your personal sanctification, but to actively participate in shining the truth, love, and righteousness of Jesus to a world whose time is running out.
Think about your family, your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers. Ask God to show you who needs the light of Jesus in their life? Who should you pray for and contact this week?
- Many countries around the world are beginning to carefully lift their lockdowns.
- The World Health Organization is saying: ?If this virus is teaching us anything, it?s humility.? People are recognizing how frail they are. This is a great opportunity for the church to show seekers the hope we have in Jesus!
- Pray for God?s blessing on members who are operating taxis in Panama City, using them as mobile centers of influence. Half of Panama?s citizens live in Panama City.
- Pray for the urban center of influence in Battambang, Cambodia. It includes a gym, a vegetarian restaurant, a playground, a chapel, health education, music education, and a language school. Pray for God?s blessing on this multi-faceted approach, and ask Him to grow the ministry and bring the people whose hearts He has been preparing.
- Pray for the upcoming Adventist Women Ministries small group evangelism in the Western Nigeria Union.
- Pray for the ministry of a new Adventist addictions recovery center in Orlando, Florida, USA, which is helping to fight the opioid epidemic. Pray also for millions longing for freedom from addiction.