MATTHEW 5:15_ but on a candlestick…
The proper place for the candle to do its job is on the candlestick. One more time – the purpose of light is to dispel and overcome darkness.
The one who lit the candle did it because there was darkness – light was needed. The one who lit the candle sets it on a candlestick. It is Jesus who says, “Ye are the light of the world.“ It is Jesus who lights your candle. The Holy Spirit has placed a call in your heart. You either accept the call to be Jesus’ light, or run from it. You’re either shining or hiding. You have the freedom to choose.
You may believe you light your own candle by good works, or regular church attendance. Those should be the results of your shining light. If you concentrate more on being good than being in relationship with Jesus, you may shine the wrong light – for your glory.
Like light, you have a purpose. Your purpose is God’s amazing plan for your life. He created a plan for you before you were born. You were born to achieve that plan. Jesus gives you what you need to achieve your plan. Jesus calls you to fulfill it.
It is Jesus who lights your candle. It is Jesus who sets your candle on the candlestick. It is Jesus who brings the two together.
Jesus Messiah, Praise You for giving me a purpose in life! In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ is a candlestick—He wants my light on it!