I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. —John 15:5
A lamp’s purpose for being created is to shine light. In order to shine its light the lamp must remain connected to its power source: the electrical outlet. However, when unplugged it is impossible for a lamp to generates its own power to accomplish its purpose to shine light.
You are no different. God designed you for certain purposes which require His wisdom and His power in order to function as designed. Jesus said, "apart from me you can do nothing," meaning you can’t shine any of His light onto this world when you are unplugged from Him. This is extremely important to grasp because the evil one knows your power source and he is doing everything possible "every" day to keep you unplugged from the Lord. To help elude his deceptions it is crucial to be in the Word every day, stay prayerful, listening to the Spirit and wrap all this up by putting God’s Truth into action.
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. —Matthew 5:14-16
To be God’s light to the world you must remain plugged into Him.
The Lord takes great joy when you remain plugged into Him. The evil one takes great joy when you remain unplugged from Him. It is your choice to see who receives the greatest joy.
Always remember “every" day the evil one is doing everything he can to keep you unplugged from the Lord.
What are you purposefully doing every day to stay plugged into God?
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." —John 8:12