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Bearing Witness to the Light by TaJuanda Michelle

Bearing Witness to the Light by TaJuanda Michelle

Rev. Crystal November 5, 2014 0 comments
Tajuanda Michelle

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:8, KJV)

To bear witness of the light in the world one must believe in the Spirit of God and adhere to the word of truth. We live in a dark world but the light of the word shines brightly and reveals things to our hearts, which has a place of closeness to our being. There have been times where I have personally felt darkened in my mind but God used the word of God to enlighten me after those moments.The only thing which remained was the light of Jesus Christ because it’s eternal, majestic and supernatural. The light is according to truth, bringing every vain imagination down and submitting it to Christ himself. The light makes God’s plan of salvation reality over random psychic noise which could never be resolved as edifying to meditate upon. With that, it seems that life has no meaning unless there is value in witnessing the light.

It shines even though we live like a vapor; here today and gone tomorrow. We can plan purposeful, capacity provided schedules, dissect tasks and conquer them but the light of Christ paves the way. It makes for our doings to please God for a reward that is beyond material provision. We need to know that our lives are not in vain and God’s magnificent light brings a joy to life which doesn’t go unnoticed. Finally, the believer understands the spirit of truth which is the light, although the world does not know it.

God uses the light in believers to go out in the world so that His life can shine through them and the world can be drawn to His life. It makes bearing witness of the light vital in such a dark, cold world that needs God. Christ is here dwelling, searching the heart and mind for the changes to make in even unbelievers hearts in order to please God. Measures of faith are granted and eventually become evident to the life of the new believer who trusts in God. Perhaps, living (although we die to ourselves) is an enjoyable notion, so that we can have perfect fellowship with the power of His sufferings. God delights in our obedience when we follow him, and not the patterns of this world. There is nothing in this world which can offer such a glorious foundation of faith. The light shines upon what is of God, bringing a narrow path to follow. The light sees what the stains from the world have done to us. As believers we desire to wash and renew our minds with the word of truth once we accept Jesus.

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7, KJV)

Tajuanda Michelle

Tajuanda is a Christian nonfiction writer and enjoys using the written word to share the gospel of Jesus. She is a Site Coordinator at Reading Partners where she coordinates one on one tutoring for children who need to improve in their reading and writing skills. She previously coordinated the Good News Club program at Moravia Park Elementary where she supported pastors in their mission to lead a bible club. She is an MSU Alum and former IBM Consultant in the public sector. She hopes to use her God given gifts to continue to help people and honor them.

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About The Author Rev. Crystal Rev. Crystal Schmalz is a licensed minister in the United Pentecostal Church International, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Urshan Graduate School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities and History from Michigan State University. Crystal has served as a staff chaplain at Barnes Jewish Hospital, has completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education, and is a member of ACPE. She served as a ministry staff leader for ACMNP in Yellowstone National Park and enjoys the beauty of God’s creation. She served on staff at Life Christian Church pastored by David Stephens doing outreach, guest coordination, youth leadership, Sunday school, and music ministry. She currently attends New Life Center pastored by Garry Tracy, and is involved in teaching Sunday school, preaching at nursing homes, teaching Bible Studies, and helping people connect to God and community. Crystal loves to spend time with her husband Luke, and her hobbies include writing, “thrifting,” eating ice cream, and playing Settlers of Catan and Scrabble with friends and family.

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