We have 3 dogs at our home…my wife usually takes them out for the last time around 10:00 pm at night. For the first couple of years we have a cheap little flashlight from Walmart, I mean a flashlight is a flashlight correct?
To take our dogs out you have to walk out to our corral about 50 feet from the house, you would not think that was a big deal, but our property is big, it’s dark and there are lot’s of different animals and reptiles around this area, including rattle snakes. Myself or my wife would have to walk slowly out there trying to see anything that might be around. The light from our flashlight was dim and only created light within a few feet. So we always had to be cautious, take our time and make sure it was safe for us and the dogs. It was always a little nerve wracking going out in the dark.
After 1 and 1/2 years of this I had enough and my wife SURELY had enough so I decided to go out and spend money on a new flashlight. I was amazed when I started looking at them, I had NO idea that these powerful flashlights were even available to me!!! So I bought the brightest most expensive one they had on hand at the time. I took it home and we clicked it on and BAMMMMMM we could see across the street (across the street is a LONG ways) like it was day light. We looked at each other and laughed. Today we can walk out and see everything around us…..we walk out with confidence not worrying about what we might run into. I LOVE IT!!!
Men, how bright does your light shine for your family? We are called and we are created to lead our families out of the darkness and into the light. If your light is weak you will never lead with confidence, you will always be worried or afraid to take the next step and lead your family/children into the deeper things of the Lord. There is only one way to upgrade your light, you can’t go to Bass Pro Shop and buy it, you have to go to the Father and surrender your life 100% / 100% of the time. The more of Him the more light you have to shine on your path. Be careful not to lead your family down the wrong path because you didn’t have the light to know the difference.
Rest and Live in Him….
Now go out and have an EPIC day today!!!