I'm certain that we have all heard the saying what would Jesus do? It's an interesting way for us to think of ourselves in His shoes and then we decide what to based on what He would do. Lately the Lord has been showing me that He is calling His church to go into the darkness and bring His glorious light! To do as He did and to go where He would go.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. ( Matthew 5:14 NIV)
Without us, the ones who carry His light, there is only darkness. If we are the light of the world then shouldn't we of all people be going out into the darkness? Shouldn't we go visit those in prison, orphanages, poverty stricken countries and feed the hungry? Shouldn't we be going into the places producing the most darkness in America and all the world? Isn't it right to say we should be going to reach those who need rescued from the clutches of darkness?
The Lord likes to ask me questions so that I seek for the answers. It leads me to great bible studies in which He teaches me amazing truths. He asked me once, "Daughter if Jesus were walking today as He did back then where would He be going and what would He be doing"?
"Father, He would go to every place that needed the most help". The starving children in the third world countries, I think He would visit every homeless person, and He would go into the bars to bring the light of His love to those who need Him the most. That's where I was for most of my life before having a relationship with the Lord. Escaping the realities of pain and years of heartache in my life. If I could just numb the emptiness and deep discontent I would be okay for one more day. The Lord doesn't want us to be just okay. He doesn't want them to be just okay or surviving one more day.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance( to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 AMP
You see, God wants us to not only enjoy our lives but to be so full of His light and love that it pours out into everyone we come in contact with and every place we go!! It's time for us to reach for more and to allow His light and love to overtake every place of darkness in our own hearts and then we will radiate more and more of His light to the world around us living in darkness! You don't have to look far to find a person or place in need of His light and love. You just simply need to ask God to open your eyes to see, darkness is everywhere and hurting people are your neighbors or people that you see everyday.
The light is for the darkness. There is no darkness in the presence of light. It's time for the light of the world, which we are in Christ, to go into all the world! In this year may the force of light invade every arena of the world around us!! May His Kingdom, the Kingdom of light take over every place of darkness! May the light of the world in us shine brighter than ever before. May His light invade our neighborhoods, cities, churches, and even into all the World! Ask yourself where would Jesus be going today and GO because He is in you and with you to do even greater works.
And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. (Acts 10:38 NLT)