Our church was experiencing a spiritual awakening. Everyone was alive and excited about what the Lord was doing in our lives. Just being in fellowship with each other was inspiring. We continuously shared with each other what God was teaching us through our work, marriage, children, hard and easy times and studies. Walking in the light of that fellowship was exhilarating. I first remembered getting so caught up in my circle of brothers and sisters, I had almost forgotten the need to find my nourishment in the Word of God and fellowship directly with Him. I then realized I’d been somewhat ignoring God, even though I was basking in the glories of what was happening in our congregation. Not only do we need to receive Jesus, the light of the world, (John 1:1-9) we also need to keep that light shinning, the bulb fully connected, the chimney cleaned and polished.
One last thing. Even though I didn’t realize my lights were off, everyone I met could easily see, yet, unknowingly, I was expecting others to keep me in the light.
So, stay closely connected to the source of light and encourage others to get plugged in. How? Fellowship with other light bearing brothers and sisters. Let them help polish your globe; study the Word of God, to help keep your connection intact; spend much time in prayer as you walk through your day to help you learn to listen to the Holy Spirit; let others know about Jesus, the light of the world.