“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. Let your light so SHINE before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
The verse chosen for Ignite Weekend #1 (Matthew 5:16) was a perfect fit for our new Ignite community. As Christians, we need to let that light shine and share it with the world. Can you hide a city that is sitting on top of a hill? Its light at night can be seen for miles. If we live for Christ, we will glow like lights, showing others what Christ is like. We hide our light by 1) being quiet when we should speak, 2) going along with the crowd, 3) denying the light, 4) letting sin dim our light, 5) not explaining our light to others, or 6) ignoring the needs of others. Be a beacon of truth – don’t shut your light off from the rest of the world.
This past weekend we were able to share this light with eight new members of our family. As usual, there were powerful moments throughout the entire weekend for both our guests and team. God was certainly present. He sure gives us what we need, right when we need it!
Thank you, Lord, for time together once again – time to share and grow with one another and with You!