West Indies Sunset – A light in the darkness.

Sorry this is so last minute, but among other things I want to write about, I just wanted to let everyone know that Ron and Bridget Wint will be speaking at our Missions Prayer tonight at C.C. Philly in the Prayer Room. They haven’t been home since they left to go to Zambia as full-time missionaries over 3 years ago. If you can make it out, come and listen to them share about what the Lord is doing there in North-Western Zambia.

Since my last post I have been in the West Indies close to Trinidad and Venezuela, as well as in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay at a Pastors Conference for Calvary pastors up and down the East Coast. We had the privilege to hear from some incredible men of God including one who is 86 years old and has been serving the Lord in full time ministry for over 60 years. I’ll be writing more about the things the Lord showed me through these guys in my next post, but for now, I wanted to finish with my thoughts on those verses in Romans 13 that I was previously writing about.

While traveling around this past month, and having lots of time to spend listening to the voice of the Lord, it seems like He has been impressing on my heart this one theme – that the “night is far gone, and the day is at hand, so then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light”. I was talking with my son the other day about why he is scared to go upstairs by himself. He told me “Dad I don’t like to go upstairs by myself because it’s to dark up there”. I told him “Evan, you don’t have to be scared of the dark, just turn the light on, and go upstairs”! I then began to talk to him about how Jesus called Himself the Light of the world, and how as believers we are called to be light in a dark world. I’m not sure if he totally grasped all of that yet, but it was just another reminder to me to make sure that in ALL that I am doing, I MUST be putting on the armor of light. I began to pray and ask the Lord to make me shine in EVERY situation. Every area of my life must be given to the Lord in order to let Him shine through me to this dark and sinful world.

The day is at hand – I really believe that brothers and sisters. The Lord desires so much to use our lives as a beam of light in our world. And the darker our world or our country gets (and it’s getting pretty dark out there), the brighter our lights will shine. It’s hard to try to write down all the things the Lord is showing me personally about this subject, but I do know that it’s been a theme in my life as of late, and I just want to encourage you guys to make sure that in all areas of our lives, the Lord is shining through to the world that is constantly watching us. The time has come, let us cast off all works of darkness, and put on our Lord Jesus Christ!

“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” Daniel 12:3