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OUR LIGHTS MUST SHINE

As believers, it is essential that we let our lights shine. They have to shine brightly; they cannot be dim, nor can they go out. We are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14), and the world is looking at us to see how we will respond to challenges. We need to check ourselves, before reading any further in this devotion, to see if our lights are always shining. I must admit, there are times when my light is flickering, and  there are times when I may have blown a fuse and my light is out. We need to be recharged through the Word of God, so our light will continue to burn brightly. In Philippians 2:14, we find these words: 

“Do everything without complaining and arguing,”

It is evident in the verses that follow that Paul is thinking of the Israelites, who, while in the wilderness, often missed God’s help because they refused to trust Him. Their lights were out, so they murmured against God openly. Paul tells the Philippians they must have a spirit of obedience in them so that they may be blameless and innocent, doing the right things (verse 15). Paul admonished them to keep their flame bright by holding fast to the Word of Life. Likewise, we are to be children of God without blemish or tarnish. We are to let our lights shine in the world. It is my fervent prayer that we will ask God to renew the Spirit of God in us so that our lights will shine bright. If we find that our lights are still shining bright, I pray that we will turn up the wattage so that our lights will shine even brighter, not just in our homes, but throughout the world.