Today is GRUNTLED WORKERS DAY – which is obviously the opposite of a disgruntled worker. I contend that a gruntled worker in the church is one who regularly seeks more light from God. God is the source of love and light – there is an abundant supply of both.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12
In the King James version the word light appears 272 times; the word lighted appears 13 times, lighten appears 7 times, lightenedappears 5 times, lighteneth appears twice, lighter appears 5 times, lightestappears once, lighteth appears 3 times, lighting appears twice, lightlyappears 7 times, lightnessappears 3 times and the word lights appears 10 times.
Do you feel more enlightened by that??? Yeah, I had to ask!
Look – here’s the thing. God is not only love, but He is light. He is the original – the best – the source from which we obtain all we are. Judging from the number of times light is mentioned in the Bible, it’s a big deal.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. – John 1:5
Is there darkness in our world? Do I have to ask? If we will keep reading our Bibles and praying, God’s Holy Spirit will illuminate our path.
We should always be seeking more of God’s light. His is the only light that can fight the darkness in our world.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. – 1 John 1:7
Because we walk in God’s light, we are able to work together. Not to say life is perfect by any means, but since we are all on the same team, so to speak, we see a common goal that we strive toward together. With God’s light in our lives, we can accomplish so much.
For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. – Ephesians 5:8
Seek more light. ❤