Yesterday someone spoke a word into my life that was much needed and totally unexpected. I was shopping (Lord Deliver me) and while at the customer check out, the sales associate asked me, “Are you a Christian?” I replied, “Yes.” We then proceeded to talk; I told her about NCGCC, Inc (Thomas Dorsey Convention) and how I was preparing for my trip next week. At the end of our conversation, she said, “God needs you to come out the background!” (Wow!) Ever since that declaration, I have been replaying it in my mind. And on today, this last Friday in the 7th month of the year, we are going to spend time in meditation on “Come out the Background!”
Matthew 5: 14- 16
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven.
The word of God tells us that we are the light of the world. And just like a city that sits on top of a hill your light cannot be hidden. What is your light? Your light is what God has placed inside of you to help advance the kingdom of God. So many people today (inside of the church) are trying to hide the gift(s) that God has placed on the inside of them. They are afraid to let their gift shine. But I hear God on today saying that just like the city on the hill, your gift cannot be hidden, COME OUT THE BACKGROUND! I have learned in life that no matter how much you try to hide your gifts, they will shine through you anyway. So why try to hide it/them?
The enemy wants you to be afraid to show your gift. He wants you to keep your gift that God has placed on the inside of you a secret. The enemy does not want you to shine the light that is on the inside of you. WHY? The book of Matthew says, when you put your light on top of the stand, it gives light to EVERYONE in the house. (My God!) But some of you have your lamp under a bowl, covering up your light. And that is exactly what the enemy wants you to do. But I hear God saying on today, “COME OUT THE BACKGROUND!”
There are so many people in this world waiting on you to come out the background. WHY? Because once you shine your light, your light will give light to everyone else! There is a stranger today, LOST, cannot find their way that needs your light! There is someone who is stuck in darkness, and cannot find their way through, that needs your light! There is some little girl, who has experienced everything in life that you have, but you seemed to make it through, but they cannot and on today they need your light! There is a little boy growing up without a father and no direction on how to be a man that needs your light.
God has placed gifts on the inside of you that the world is waiting for! So on today COME OUT THE BACKGROUND!
Lord, first we come to you asking that you would forgive us for our sins on today. Lord, we ask that you cleanse us. Make us new on today. God forgive us for every thought of fear. Every second thought about why we should use the gifts you have placed on the inside of us. God we speak courage right now in the name of Jesus for everyone that you are waiting on. God come against the spirit of fear and we ask Lord that you use them for your glory! Lord, we thank you for our gifts. We thank you for the light that you have placed in us. For those who are unaware of the light that you have placed, allow them to discover it! We pray today for the strangers who are waiting on our gifts that they too may shine. God you are an awesome and a mighty God. It is in Jesus name that we pray! Amen and Thank God!
Coming out the Background,