2016 = B.I.G. Lights
I am sure by now that we have made some decisions as to what we would want 2016 to look like for us. Some will finally step out on faith and start a business, some will follow through with the discipline to exercise all year, some will finish school, some will finally put yourself first! All in all we know that whatever we do this year we must make it count. WE MUST MAKE IT B.I.G.! BIG dreams, BIG goals, BIG plans, BIG anticipation! We know that people will see anything that is BIG, right?
Why must we make it B.I.G.??
To make sure that it Begins In God! Whatever we do we must make sure that the foundation of it is God. In doing so, we know that it will last and be blessed. Building off of the foundation and confession of God will keep us from getting weary, discouraged, and most of all, ACTUALLY giving up.
In the first chapter of Genesis, the fourth day of Creation, God created light: the sun, the moon, and the stars that would go on to mark the signs and the seasons. The greater light (the sun) would govern the day and the lesser light (the moon and stars) would govern the night. In verse 17, the King James translation states that God set them in a vault of the sky. A vault typically means a thing resembling an arched roof. Other translations say, “God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”. An expanse is an uninterrupted area or space. All in all verse 17 is saying that the light (both greater and lesser) will shine on the roof of the created earth because it is an uninterrupted area and/or space! Get this….at the end of creating the fourth day, He said: “It was good!” (*Insert happy dance!!*) How does this apply to us on this day, you may ask?
On the fourth day of the beginning of this new year, I want you to remember that in the beginning, you ARE someone that God took from the very dust of the ground and blew His breath into (Gen 1:26; 2:4-7) and communed with you in your mother’s womb (Ps 139:13; Jer 1:5). Then said that “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven”, Matt 5:14-16. You see, HE MADE THE LIGHT BEFORE HE CREATED MAN!
No matter if we are having a season full of light or a season of darkness this year we MUST remember that the light of the Lord is shining through us. We are charged to let it shine brightly according to Matt 5:14-16! When it is a “light season” it can be easy to go through life and praise and thank God…..if we remember to. Light in light is good yet sometimes it can be hard to tell when more light has entered. But when it is a “dark or night season”, we may feel like we are the only ones shining. It reminds me of the account in the Bible of Elijah in 1 Kings 18 when he was in front of the false prophets. He was one of the ones that were the light in the midst of darkness. Then was chased into the cave by Jezebel. When your light enters the room you have the ABILITY to light up others who have succumbed to the pressures of life. In 2 Corinthians 4:8-12, it says it best: “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed (light illuminating) in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed(light illuminating)in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.”
This year in 2016, we are ministering spirits flames of fire, or ministering spirits of light here on earth to give glory to God in a BIG way!!
Let your light shine so that others will see how great God is to you and when they see that then the scripture of, “IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND SEEK MY FACE, THEN I WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME (2 Cor 7:14).”
When the Lord said: "Let there be light…" I feel in my heart He was saying: Let there be TRACY.
Let there be AREANNA.
Let there be JARON.
Let there be PAMELA.
Let there be MONIQUE.
Let there be KRISTY.
Let there be ROSALIND.
Let there be DANA.
Let there be FREDRICK.
Let there be BRANDON.
Let there be TYRONE….
Put your name in there: LET THERE BE ______________.
THIS YEAR whatever you do...If it Begins In God...It will shine so bright that sinners will ask what must I do to be saved!!
...and it is so….
...so shall it be...