Let it SHINE!

14 Feb

God’s Word:  Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus said “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.  God is not a secret to be kept.  We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.  If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you?  I’m putting you on a light stand.  Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—SHINE!  Keep open house; be generous with your lives.  By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.”

Jesus’ Message to Me: (My interpretation of what Jesus is saying to me through these verses)

You are not merely reflecting My light but burn as lights lit from my fire.  Light serves two purposes—to expose beauty or to expose sinful folly.  As was the purpose of my light—I pass the torch on to you—expose the beauty of the God-colors in the world and expose sinful folly that mankind are so easily drawn into.

When the light does not shine the God-colors are not visible.  The absence of light is darkness.  But you are My ambassadors of light—My light that exposes.  Know that the darkness seeks to put out the light but you must not let it quench My light that shines through you.  Your life is on exhibit 24/7.  Whenever, wherever, whoever you come in contact with—be generous with My light.  Shine it—share it—whether or not other try to quench it.

God employs no under-cover agents.  Don’t hide your light but share it openly but lovingly, not with condemnation.  Leave that to Me.  Your job is simply to SHINE and I will work in the heart of the one exposed to My light.  Live your life as an “open house” to the world.  Be generous is all you do.  Why?  So the world can “see” My love, expressed through the loving deeds of your life and the loving words you speak.  SHINE for Me!

Jesus’ Question for Me: Are there some dark corners of your world where you have not taken My light? Why?

Jesus’ Promise to Me:  As you let My light shine from your life—not only are you lighting the path for others—you are able to see the path into My presence clearly.

My Song to Jesus:  This Little Light of Mine  by Harry Dixon Loes  1920

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine 
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Won’t let Satan blow it out.
I’m gonna let it shine.
Won’t let Satan blow it out.
I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. : http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/religious+music/this+little+light+of+mine_
Let it shine til Jesus comes.
I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine til Jesus comes.
I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Hide it under a bushel, no!
I’m gonna let it shine.
Hide it under a bushel, no!
I’m gonna let it shine, Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Shine all over (insert your city)
I’m gonna let it shine.
Shine all over (insert your city)
I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

 

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