You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 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. 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 NIV
“Let your light shine.”
A lot of people think that this life is about them. That this world is here to please them, to comfort them and to enshrine them.
But, this isn’t true.
We were put here to serve. To be humble. To be a beacon.
To let others know how much they are loved. And, to support them, serve them and encourage them.
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV
So, be encouraged today. It’s okay to shine. Even when the world doesn’t want us to. And, I encourage you to “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NIV
We are all each other has. How much would this world be different if we loved and supported one another? If we built each other up instead of tearing each other down?
Do you have a situation you need to shine in? Is it something at work? Is it circumstances at school? Is it in your own living room?
Sometimes shining isn’t easy. But, with Jesus in our hearts, we can’t help but glimmer and shine.
2 thoughts on “Shine.”
Jesus encouraged his disciples to be a servant. We can only receive real comfort from God who gives us what we need, not what we necessarily want. People are increasingly confused today and forget that we are primarily spiritual beings whose place on earth is not determined solely by us. To be a light can be relatively as simple as giving someone a compliment. It can lift them up and make their whole week. I am reading a scientific book right now that debunks the existence of God but the arguments put forward make no sense whatsoever. I will always believe in Him. When we have a relationship with God we can truly know how to be. I enjoyed reading your article. Thanks.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by! And, thank you for your kind words. I love what you said about being “a light can be relatively as simple as giving someone a compliment.” Yes! Being a light in someone’s day can be so simple or simply extravagant. A loving smile to a cashier or a toll booth operator, or a simple “Hello” to let someone know they are worthy of existing. Love is contagious.