What Are You Illuminating?

Mark 4:21-25 Jesus went on: “Does anyone bring a lamp home and put it under a washtub or beneath the bed? Don’t you put it up on a table or on the mantel? We’re not keeping secrets, we’re telling them; we’re not hiding things, we’re bringing them out into the open. “Are you listening to this? Really listening? “Listen carefully to what I am saying—and be wary of the shrewd advice that tells you how to get ahead in the world on your own. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity. Stinginess impoverishes.

Dare I say not all churches worship God.
Some churches have been erected for the sake of man’s glory and the glory of wealth.
Such establishments are an abomination to God and will never last.

There are also churches that have been built within the heart.
This church is built upon what the passions are of the person.
If that soul desires and runs after God, then the light it sheds will be pure and others will be drawn to it.  If that soul desires to fill their church with selfishness and desires that only impact self – then their light has been hidden and they worship the god of self.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, which church are you building within your heart?
Which path are you illuminating?

It can be very easy to say all of the right words and dress the right way, and carry your bible to church…but never truly believe.  Why?  Because the church you are building in your heart has no room for others let alone Christ.  We can say all of the “amens” and “hallelujahs” we want in church and never have it penetrate the church of our hearts.

So, let us ask…truly ask the most important question that determines the foundation of our personal faith:  what are you illuminating?

Self or God?

If we only illuminate self in the church of our hearts, there is no room for God.
If we desire to run after God, then may we illuminate God and from that foundation everything else will fall into place.

What are illuminating today?
Something more to ponder.
To God be the glory forever and ever. 

Amen.

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