Proverbs 15 10-15-22

Getting outside of our routine requires intention. Let’s be intentional about being light to the world around each of us.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 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. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

A high school friend posted this picture on Facebook the other day,

COVID did a number on us inviting people over. Most folks are still not over their hesitation of meeting for close fellowship. It’s definitely something over which to pray. The idea is to be proactive in looking for opportunities, asking the Lord, and then stepping out on faith.

One of the things that I have learned is that God doesn’t need me to say the right thing. All I need to do is let my light shine. He’ll do the convicting and eye-opening. Sure, I try to say good things, but knowing that He is in charge relieves the pressure.

Here’s a good passage to remember:

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8

When working with people, this process may not happen the first time. So, when the door doesn’t open, ask, seek and knock again. Lots of times God doesn’t tell us where to go; He leads us as we go. In many cases, He wants us to let our light shine right where we are: at home, at work, at ball games, at church, at school events, the grocery store, wherever! Just remember: We don’t do things for Him, but with Him. We walk according to the Spirit, with the Spirit.

Abba, urge me to look more diligently as I go about my day. May I be brave in speaking out a kind word, doing a kind deed, and letting my light shine. I will look for opportunities to put in a good word, too, but I’m really counting on You to do the convicting and eye-opening. I want everyone to know You, Jesus. You’re the best! Amen.

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