I have asked my friend Jamie to be a contributor on Unveiled Wife! She is gifted at writing, but greater than her talent is her passionate devotion to God! She loves God and she loves to share about God with others! Here is one of her first pieces and it is a devotional! Enjoy!
The bible often refers to “God’s light” and how we need to live in it. It mentions how our light needs to shine before others,
Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
and how God will bring that which is in darkness to light,
1 Corinthians 4:5, “Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.”
But what does this word really mean within the parameters of the bible?
For me personally, and probably many of you, this light, His light, has manifested in me the more that I tune into the Holy Spirit that is within me, and this light is none other than His truth.
As Christians and followers of Christ, we are chosen and have chosen to be representatives and ambassadors of Christ. Sounds important doesn’t it? Because of this, we need to constantly ask ourselves if we are we living as Christ’s light in this dark and sinful world. Are we holy? Set apart?
Do we have this flame down in our soul that we just can’t contain?
When people look to us and identify us as Christians, sometimes without sharing our beliefs, they hold us to this “standard” that can sometimes be an intimidating one to live up to: that of Jesus. However, it is the very standard that we too should strive for ourselves, and with everything we have! I have found in my spiritual journey that being this light of Christ and putting myself out there isn’t always easy, and it by no means should create in you an expectation that will be nothing but smooth sailing. Jesus stated that “If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first” (John 15:18 NLT), and boy does that seem to happen all too often. But I’ve also heard a wise man state that if you are of the world, only then will it love you. And we my friends are not of this world.
Do we allow the world to dissuade us from living out this passionate life, being obedient to God, His word, and calling on our lives?
Something that the Holy Spirit has convicted me of is to be bold about Jesus! Professing His love, power, and reign over not only my life, but my soul. Because He is the only one who has it, and can save it. In the end, the light that we cast on this world will have been the only thing that matters…
…for what does it profit a man to gain the whole world yet forfeit his own soul? (Mark 8:36)
This light could be one of the most important things about you, and are you allowing your flesh to deny and deprive it, or will you choose to reveal and flaunt it?
– Jamie Lampshire