Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Learning from Goldfish

Did you know that goldfish will lose their color if they are not kept near the light? If they are kept in darkness for a certain length of time, or the light isn’t bright enough, the color of the goldfish begins to fade.

When Moses was on Mt. Sinai in the presence of the Lord, his face radiated with the glory of the God, even after he came down from the mountain (see Exodus 33:18-23, 34:29-35). Moses didn’t try to manufacture the brightness with his own ability. The light that came from his face was a result of being in God’s presence. 

The only way we can absorb the glory of God is to spend time in His presence. If we are truly reflecting the Lord’s light, others will notice it and will be drawn to Him. Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 5:16).

Drawing Near or Drifting Away. If we don’t draw near to God, we will drift away from God. The way we draw near to Him is in our hearts through talking with Him and letting Him speak to us as we read His Word. “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8). If we don’t actively seek to be close to the Lord, we will drift away from Him. “For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it” (Heb. 2:1).  Drifting away does not mean losing your salvation, but slipping away from having fellowship with Him. As a result, we lose our joy, enthusiasm, and strength.

Make a decision right now to draw near to God.  He loves you, and wants to speak to you and guide you on the right path. www.kentcrockett.blogspot.com