At twilight, I drove from my house, thinking it wasn’t quite dark enough for needing headlamps on, but turned them on anyway. As I did, the stop sign at the end of my block lit up in reflection of my lights. I realized that, though I thought I could see, all the signs were much clearer with my lights on!
There is a passage in the Bible that says this:
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is– his good, pleasing and perfect will.” –Romans 12:2 (NIV).
When we are living transformed by God, and not in the “patterns of this world,” we are shining the light of the Kingdom of Heaven. This not only is a blessing to others, but allows us to see more clearly the heavenly signs God places before us to guide us into his will. When we are walking closely with the Lord, the signs he gives us “light up” and we cannot miss his direction!