I read today about John the Baptist and what Jesus said about him in John:
You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth. Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved. John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light (John 5:33-35)
The commentary on it pointed out to me that it says "John was a lamp", not that he was the Light. But the Light burned within him.
Then there was a prayer at the end that said:
Lord, I want my light to shine as John's did, pointing people around me to you. in Jesus name, amen
I do want this in my life, I am a lamp, but I am sad to say only a flicker of light, if any, some days. And never do I totally give my life 100% to God. I mean, I don't know if 100% would mean perfection, and if it does, then I know we can't be 100% perfect while still in the flesh.
Does anyone else look at their life and say how short they fall, and how much more they could do if they would only give God all?
Love in Christ, denise, a sister in Christ