Hello! I just wanted to welcome you to my first blog post EVER, so please keep that in mind as you read on. I am a newbie, but, we all have to start out somewhere.
On that note, I thought I’d share my God’s Lighthouse devotion on this first post. Yes it’s jumping right in, but, really not sure how to be subtle with this. God gives me topics to write on, and that’s why I’m here, writing on a blog. I pray that God gives you wisdom and revelation as you read this post. In Jesus’ name. Amen
A while back, as I was reading my bible, I was given a mental image of the similarities between Christ followers and lighthouses; and how as Christ followers we are to shine our light in this dark world, shining our beacon light on the path that leads to our heavenly home with Jesus in eternity.
So, check it out, lighthouses have been around since before Jesus. A lighthouse by definition, is a tower or other structure containing a beacon light to warn or guide ships at sea. They are built in different shapes and sizes; some have lights that are revolving and some have lights that are constant, but in them all, the light never goes out.
You might be wondering how lighthouses represent Christ followers; well, God led me to some scriptures to support the similarities.
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12) Paul wrote in his letter to Corinth, …Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God. (1 Cor 6:19) John wrote, All who proclaim that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. (1 John 4:15) and in Paul’s letter to the people of Philippi, he writes, ‘You are to live clean innocent lives as children of God in a dark world full of crooked and perverse people. Let your lives shine brightly before them.’ (Phil 2:15)
In the first scripture, we see that Jesus is literally the light that will NEVER go out; and in the second verse, it states our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, the place it lives; and, as the third verse states it takes believing and proclaiming that Jesus is the Son of God in order for the Helper or Holy Spirit to dwell within us. So with these three verses, We have become the lighthouse; the structure containing a beacon light to guide or warn…
Now, there’s one more aspect of a lighthouse to consider. The keeper of the lighthouse. The lighthouse keepers are the people who makes sure that no matter what, that light shines bright. I’ll get into that more in my next post. But, if your lighthouse windows aren’t unclean, you can’t expect the light to shine through very brightly; which means, the lighthouse isn’t really fulfilling it’s purpose. Which is why in Philippians 2:15, Paul says, we are to live clean, innocent lives… and let our lives shine brightly.
When I was reading all of these, scriptures, at different points in my relationship with Christ Jesus, it dawned on me what this meant for my calling. You see, God wants all of us to love one another and help one another. My calling is to help and to encourage people in their walk/relationship with Jesus.
As we grow and mature in Christ, His light begins to shine brighter and brighter inside of us; but, what are we doing with it?
I propose, we do precisely what Paul says, and let our lives shine brightly in this dark world.
Will you join me in this lighthouse journey?
Lord, I thank you for the light of your Spirit and ask for your help, taking every opportunity, to shine it brightly, guiding and encouraging others searching for the right Way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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