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Nov. 11 Devotion: Can Your Light Stop A Croaking Frog?

Can Your Light Stop A Croaking Frog

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

One of the things I remember doing growing up was frog gigging. I only remember going a couple times. We’d typically take the gig with us while fishing and if we would happen to notice one on the bank we’d try to get it. We didn’t go out with lights and try to locate them. I heard someone this week talk about when they went that was their sole goal. They would hear a frog croak and then as their light hit it the frog would stop and they would then try to gig it. The light would stop a croaking frog. Not only that if you was just to drive out on a farm there are a lot of animals that would just freeze in their tracks when a light is shined upon them. This world is full of croaking frogs so to speak. There are a lot of people that like to make noise. How effective is our light? We can’t expect a world that lives in sin be the light that changes things. Change is going to happen when it starts with Christians willing to be the light God intended. We’ve heard our pastor mention in the last couple weeks about someone making the statement they thought he was a pastor. How does that kind of thing happen? Being the light Jesus intended for us to be. When people start to complain about the goings on of this world does our light point them to Jesus or do we fall right in line with the complaints as well? When people start to run down our faith do we stand for the truth or do we just let them continue to make noise so we don’t stir up trouble? There are so many people in this world searching for something. If we are going to point them to Christ then they need to see something different in us. If we are going to see the darkness dispelled in this world then we are going to have to shine the way God intends for us to. Think of a city set up on a hill. You’d be able to see it’s light shining for miles. There is no way you could hide it. What about the light God intends for you to be? Does it shine all around you or could it not even make it across the creek to stop a croaking frog?

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson

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