What do lamps do?
They allow themselves to be plugged in. Then they just sit somewhere in a room letting that power flow through them to the light bulb and light up the room. Often they aren't noticed by the people who walk through the room. Only when someone looks for them or looks at them are they noticed. Yet, even those who don't notice it benefit from its light.
We each are a lamp. Jesus is the power. I know you know this but really think about it.
If a lamp could move on its own and decided to start dancing or acting like a spoon, anyone who needed that lamp's light would be irritated or burned.
As I took a walk after sundown last night with my dog Zeko I had this thought that when we get to heaven we are going to look around and think, "So this is what heaven is like."
We are living like we will in heaven when we just live in the moment, enjoying the experience, noticing all the blessings, noticing God's presence. When we do this, when we live fully in the moment, we are letting that light shine through. We are being like the flowers in the field that Jesus talks about in Matthew 6.
More and more I realize that living for Jesus has really not much to do with what I do for Him,but me just being me. And you living for Jesus can be found when you are fully you, grateful to God for your life, grateful for this moment, letting Him use you however He chooses to use you. You probably won't even know most of the time He is using you.
I see Jesus use my almost 16 year old son who cannot talk or walk or do most anything on his own. He just needs to be there and God somehow shines through him. He does the same with us able-bodied people. We just need to be available.
People, it's about loving God and people.