The truth of this statement is undisputable. We have been told several times that we are the light of the world, but the question that remains is, how many times have we verified the truth of this in our own lives. Remember that walking as Christ did entails our sharing of his thoughts and standing for the same things that he stood for.
Why then do we, Christians find ourselves compromising our faith because of the circumstances that come our way? Is it okay for us to allow ourselves to be swayed by the happenings around us? Absolutely NO!
Romans 12:2 clearly tells us not to be conformed to the patterns of this world but to be transformed by the renewal of our minds in order to approve of the perfect will of God. Of course our lives are all about doing the will of God, but then, if we don’t let his will work in our lives we can never boast of being in a relationship with God.
It is important for us to learn the true meaning of the words in the hymn that reminds us that Christ is the solid rock on which we stand and all other ground is sinking sand. As long as Christ dwells in us and we allow the Holy spirit to guide our actions we surely cannot be defiled by whatever comes our way.
James puts it very clearly that we should not just be mere listeners of the word and deceive ourselves but doers of the same (James 1:22). This goes hand in hand with another portion of scripture in which he tells us to have faith with actions (James 2:17). I have all the reasons to agree with him. It is a fact that men cannot see our thoughts or whatever is within our hearts but there is one thing they are guaranteed to see, our actions. It is therefore my urge that we maintain the heavenly focus as we continue being earthly relevant.