Until God calls us home, our job is to continue walking as children of God– carrying light into dark places.
Revelation 18:4
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues;
Though we are not of the world, God has put us into the world to carry His name and His light in dark places. Even in the last days when evil and wickedness is overflowing, God wants His people to remain set apart to Him–in our thinking, in our speech, in our walk. God knows the limits of our endurance and our strength–and at some point, He will call His people out of Babylon so that we will not ‘take part in her sins’. Until then our job is to continue walking as children of God, carrying light into dark places.
“In the world but not of it”–this is such a simple concept, yet so profound. In the midst of the greatest evil and wickedness, God has placed me where He wants me to be in order to carry His name and His image. When worldly philosophies and humanistic ways of thinking dominate society, it can be daunting to remain steadfast. Yet God knows my heart, my love for Him, and my weaknesses–and He knows the limits of my strength. If He has placed me where I am, then He has also given me all that I need to remain faithful to Him right where I am. If He has not removed me from my circumstances, then my job is to simply remain faithful and continue shining brightly for Him.
God, thank you for the privilege of serving you! Help me to not allow my thinking and my actions to be tainted or corrupted by worldly philosophies. Help me to remain set apart for you, even in the middle of a sinful and fallen world. Thank you for giving me all that I need to walk in your ways, and thank you for knowing my limits and imperfections. May you be glorified in my life, as I shine your light in darkness!
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