Some things can be similar and have similar names, but differ greatly in their size and impact. For example, both lightning and lightning bugs are sources of illumination, but one gives a lot more powerful light than the other.
Jesus said Christians are the light of the world. That means everyone who is a true believer is giving off some spiritual light to those around them. But the intensity of that light can vary greatly from one believer to the next. That’s because we generate light by spending time differently than our nonbelieving friends.
If the only difference they see between our schedule and theirs is a sporadic hour here and there for Sunday morning church, they may see some light, but it won’t exactly resemble a bolt of lightning. It might appear more like a lightning bug.
What level of spiritual light are you producing for those in your sphere of influence? If they really can’t see much difference, throw out a few lightning bolts today by redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.