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Imagine a lamp with a 100 watt light bulb. The lamp was made to shine brightly, but it has to be plugged into an electrical outlet.

As Christians, we’re a lot like the lamp. We’re made in the image of God, but we have to be plugged into the power source before we can shine and bring light into darkness. Our power source is not a “what” but a “who.” We connect to God through Bible reading, prayer, time alone with Him and acts of obedience.

Jesus said in Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world ... let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” In a busy world where every moment is scheduled, it is easy to get disconnected from the power source. When we spend less time with God and focus on the stresses around us, darkness seeps in and douses the light. But when our focus stays on God, when we stay plugged into the outlet, His brightness can overpower that darkness in and around us.

Jesus said He is “the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’” (John 8:12). To be the light of the world, we have to follow the light of the world. So plug in and walk in the light.

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