Evangelism: The Desperate Personal Search
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.—Matthew 5:16
The average person in the world today, without faith and without God and without hope, is engaged in a desperate personal search throughout his lifetime. He does not really know where he has been. He does not really know what he is doing here and now. He does not know where he is going.
The sad commentary is that he is doing it all on borrowed time and borrowed money and borrowed strength—and he already knows that in the end, he will surely die! It boils down to the bewildered confession of many that “we have lost God somewhere along the way.”…
Man, made more like God than any other creature, has become less like God than any other creature. Created to reflect the glory of God, he has retreated sullenly into his cave—reflecting only his own sinfulness.
Certainly, it is a tragedy above all tragedies in this world that man, made with a soul to worship and praise and sing to God’s glory, now sulks silently in his cave. Love has gone from his heart. Light has gone from his mind. Having lost God, he blindly stumbles on through this dark world to find only a grave at the end. Whatever Happened to Worship?, 65-66.
“Lord, help me to be a light shining in this dark and gloomy cave. Let my light shine today to aid someone struggling blindly through this dark world. Amen.”
I read this devotion this morning and it is still with me. I feel moved to share but wasn’t sure where so here it is! I pray it blesses you as it has me 🙂
BibleGateway (2020, August 9). Tozer on Christian leadership. https://link.biblegateway.com/view/5ef564ffae8e585d9f33e4fcclcb8.6m0/da689e4b