Not long ago, Garrett and I sat in the Target parking lot listening to the Sunday Harvest Crusade message. Our plan was to listen while driving and get some errands finished, but God had a different plan for us. Garrett and I could not turn it off because the message was so powerful. We sat in the car for over an hour taking in every word.
It was such a blessing to have time with God and each other. Every once in awhile, we received some weird glances from people who questioned why we were just sitting there listening and at times worshipping off key.
We felt so refreshed after the program and we were hungry for more, but life’s demands were knocking on the car door. As soon as we opened our doors, it was like opening Pandora’s box. Time wore on and our spiritual zeal faded as we had to wait in long lines and listen to disgruntled customers.
No longer were we protected from the darkness, we were in it. God did not create us to live sheltered lives avoiding the darkness. He called us to step into the darkness. We have a choice to hide the flame within us, but as Christians we need to go light the world! Matthew 5:14 states, “You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”
1. How do you shine the flame Jesus has put into your soul on a daily basis?
2. What do you do to become spiritually refreshed again?