Brethren, together follow my example and observe those who live after the pattern we have set for you (Philippians 3:17 AMPC).

Daniel 12:3 says,  “And  they  that  be  wise  shall shine  as  the  brightness  of  the  firmament….” The  word  translated  “Shine”  here  in  the  Hebrew  is “zâhar”  and  it  means,  among  other  things,  to  inspire. So,  you’re  called  to  inspire  others;  to  give  leadership. You’re a role model.

That’s  what  Jesus  meant  when  He  said,  “Ye  are the  light  of  the  world…”  (Matthew  5:14),  and  as  earlier inferred,  light  gives  leadership.  This  lets  you  know  your calling  as  a  Christian.  But  the  question  is,  how  are  you inspiring others?

It’s  something  spiritual.  It’s  not  about  how  many want  to  dress  like  you  or  wear  your  kind  of  hairdo. If  that’s  all  that’s  inspiring  about  you,  it’s  not  good enough,  because  those  are  fleshly  things.  Let  people be  motivated  by  the  move  of  the  Holy  Spirit  in  your life.  Let  those  around  you  be  inspired  by  the  love  of God and the wisdom of God that flow out of you.

For  example,  it  was  declared  concerning  Daniel that  “…an  excellent  spirit  was  in  him…”  (Daniel  6:3). He  had  excellent  wisdom.  It  should  be  the  same  about you.  Let  the  light  of  God  and  His  wisdom  be  seen  in you,  so  much  so  that  when  you  speak,  great  drops  of wisdom effuse from you to bless people.

The  Apostle  Paul  made  the  profound  and audacious  statement  we  read  in  our  opening  verse. Can  you  say  the  same  thing  to  those  around  you? Notice  he  didn’t  say,  “Pattern  your  life  after  God,” even  though  that’s  implied;  rather,  he  said,  “Follow my example.”

Have  the  same  consciousness,  because  you’re  the God-man,  the  Christ-man  in  your  world  today.  You’re  a light  in  a  dark  world;  so,  shine  ever  so  brightly.  Inspire your  world.  You’ve  been  empowered  for  it.  Train  and inspire  others  in  the  way  of  the  Lord;  be  an  example and  a  mentor  to  others.  Let  men  see  your  good  works and glorify the Lord.

CONFESSION

I’m  the  light  of  the  world,  sent  forth  to  illuminate my  world.  This  is  my  calling  in  life,  and  I  know  it. I’m  a  role  model;  everywhere  I  go,  I  shine  like  the brightness  of  the  heavens,  inspiring  men  and  women to righteousness. Glory to God!

FURTHER STUDY

 1 Thessalonians 1:4-7 NIV For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

Matthew 5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Corinthians 13 & Proverbs 1-2

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Luke 19:28-40 & 1 Samuel 17.

Am  the  light  of  the  world,  sent  forth  to  illuminate my  world.  This  is  my  calling  in  life,  and  I  know  it. I’m  a  role  model;  everywhere  I  go,  I  shine  like  the brightness  of  the  heavens,  inspiring  men  and  women to righteousness. Glory to God!

FURTHER STUDY

1 Thessalonians 1:4-7 NIV For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

Matthew 5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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