2019 WORD FOR THE YEAR...SHINE!
For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 NLT
“This little light of mine – I’m gonna let it shine!” These words are from a song I sang as a small child in Sunday School....perhaps you did too. Holding my pointing finger high in the air along with the other children, we would belt out these words at the top of our lungs. Interestingly, I had no clue as to what ‘letting that light shine’ really meant or why it even needed to shine...now I know!
We began today with our verse for 2019. It quotes God’s 1st proclamation as He created all things...
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:3 NIV
Just as our Heavenly Father spoke light into a yet dark world at creation, Jesus speaks light into our lives today when he said...
You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew 5:14-15 NLT
And there will be light – His light – to shine through us as we do His work here on this earth. But there is one thing we must do - we must LET it shine through!
In the same way, LET your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:16 NIV
PRAYER: Father, God, creator of all light, thank you for your light. Just as you spoke it into this world in the beginning, you long to speak light into my life today. I surrender my own light to you and choose to LET your light shine through me. In all I do and say, may you be praised. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.
LET IT SHINE – LET IT SHINE...ALL THE TIME!
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