Most of the time we are told to switch off lights when exiting a room. I am struggling with that area of life. My husband is always switching off lights after me asking why I left them on. Well, I just love a well-lit room and not looking for sockets in the dark. Yesterday, I joked saying ‘ I leave lights on like my faith’
I never thought much about it till this morning: Staying saved is a challenging journey, it is easy to act and talk saved on Sunday when surrounded by other Christians. But once we are in that government office on Monday morning, at times we feel like switching off salvation off for a few minutes to give a piece of our minds. Maybe it is a relationship causing us to switch off our faith every Friday night, walk into the club, then switch it on on our way out. Are there moments you feel like switching off your salvation to ‘have some fun’ or as some say ‘to be real’
When it comes to our walk in the narrow path, the light must be left on at all times. We cannot mix light and darkness in this journey. Jesus tells us to stay connected “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” (John 15) When we switch off the light we cannot bear fruit. Our light must always be on. No matter the situations around us.
This week your plans may not go as you anticipate, people will step on your toes, you may be disappointed and betrayed, you may want to enjoy life as others are, Satan will dangle juicy carrots right under your nose trying to tempt you to switch off the light. I pray that you don’t. I pray that you shall be found standing this week with your lights fully switched on: unashamed of the gospel, loving Him with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. Leave the lights on.