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Devotional for Friday, December 19, 2014
Today's Prayer Note from The Navigators:

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Please pray for Navigators teaching and discipling in Australia. Pray for hearts to be open to the love of Christ.

In the Light

Today's Scripture: Acts 24-26
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For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. - 2 Corinthians 4:6

I heard about an automobile dealer who attended a weekend Christian conference for men. Even though the man was a church member, he wasn't particularly interested in the things of the Lord. He came as a favor to the friend who invited him.

During the weekend, something happened to this man. He had never heard the message of Christ explained in such a clear way before, and somewhere during that weekend--to put it in his own words--"The light went on." He went away from the conference a changed man. He has a hunger for the Word now and has begun to memorize key portions. He's studying the Bible with a group of other men, and he has begun to witness to his business associates and friends.

His story reminds me of the testimony of Paul as he stood before King Agrippa. On the road to Damascus, the light went on for Paul, and he was never the same. The Lord gave him a mission to help others see the light as well. Christ had appeared to him for a purpose: to go to the Gentiles and pass along the message that would open their eyes and turn them from the power of Satan to God.

In Acts 26:19, Paul said, "So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven." Paul's words carry the sense of a continuing change--"not once have I been disobedient to the heavenly vision." For Paul, that day marked a change in lifestyle, a change of purpose, and a divine call.

Prayer

Lord, I love Your light. Help me to continue to walk with You today. Amen.

To Ponder

Once you have seen the light, you can never be content unless you are walking in daily fellowship with Christ and sharing His love with others.


The text for this devotional comes from the NavPress book Daily Discipleship, which features devotionals taken from radio broadcasts by long-time Navigator LeRoy Eims. For more information or to order a copy, visit the NavPress website.

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