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Stay Lit

What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘lit’? (this is a slang word that the youth currently use that means fun or amazing. Ex: Last night that party was ‘lit’!) 

The actual definition of the word ‘lit’ means to provide with light.  How many of y’all know that God wants all of his children to be lit.

In Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT) it says “You are the light of the world like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.  No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket.  Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”

In this scripture Jesus is telling us, that as followers of Christ or Christians, we should be light to a dark world.  Jesus often used the words ‘light’ and ‘darkness’ as metaphors on many occasions.  In this particular scripture Jesus is telling his followers that you have the truth (the light representing the truth), and since you have the truth let it shine (by your actions, the way you live), and when you do this everyone who sees your actions will give the credit or the praise to God your Father.

Are you letting your light shine at your job, at home, or in your community?  If the salt loses its flavor or our lights don’t shine, how will the world see Jesus?

 

Pastor Marcus