Be the Light
At times, I found it difficult to stand for righteousness and Holiness after I became saved. To be the light in a room when others didn’t yet understand. When a light is turned on, it exposes things in the dark. Sometimes, people are not ready for things to be revealed.
There’s going to be no compromise in this person’s life.Bridge lyrics, “The Narrow, Blessed Way”
I’m standing firm until Your return.
I couldn’t let go, You’re my saving grace.”
Sometimes, people feel condemned by our actions, like we are pointing them out with disapproval. Their reactions shouldn’t stop us being the light of Jesus Christ. But light is loving and kind, forgiving and nurturing. It’s not hard and aggressive, and this is the training – Jesus was lowly and gentle and taught people. Not hard like a hammer. He’s only like this to those with stubborn and rebellious hearts, those refusing to change. Jesus said, “Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed” – Matthew 21:44 NIV.
Jesus is patient and kind, not wanting anyone to perish, but come to Him with a repentant heart, to follow and learn from Him for change. God is Holy, and we are to be Holy like Him, the Bible declares. It’s an important task and only with God can it be achieved.
“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without Holiness, no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up, to cause trouble and defile many” – Hebrews 12:14-15
Falling short of God’s grace leads to bitterness. It’s a poison, poisoning many. Think of it, we can actually be doing damage to lots of people. It’s a horrible thought. Run to grace – Jesus is there to help us. He’s a good Father, disciplining His children so that we share in His Holiness and be found worthy to stay where He is. Without Holiness, no one will see the Lord. No one will be able to remain where Christ is. This is what Jesus told me when He was delivering me out of demon-possession, and it’s in keeping with the Scriptures. (Refer to Narrow Blessed Way – Part 1)
Our Holiness is a blessing to us, and to others around us. Think about this! They might not see it at the time, but the Bible says they will. According to the Word, in the end, all people will see the good we have done and glorify our father in heaven. (1 Peter 2:19) Hang in there, and sing, “The narrow, blessed way, the narrow, blessed way.”