Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your FATHER in heaven.”
If Faith were a flower with petals unfolding then Grace is the ground in which Righteousness grows.
HIS rain bringing Life, giving increase with sunshine, remains as our breath as HIS favor —bestowed.
So lift every face to the SON up above us WHOSE presence within also speaks with our hearts.
Yea, the gift of HIS SPIRIT with WHOM GOD converses! WHO translates our prayer into heavenly thoughts!
As one, HIS creation, so are we connected to shine like the stars and expand with Love’s Light.
So bring sunshine and rain, dear Beloved, to those “lifeless” till GOD HIMSELF speaks and their spirits — ignite!
As HIServant with open hands like yours, delivering life to the Lost…
Devotional: John 12:35 “Then JESUS told them, “For a little while longer, the Light will be among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going.”
Walking in HIS footsteps and so staying in HIS Light keeps us from straying and illuminates our hearts to speak HIS truths and bring encouragement to those bound in the shadows.
And! We must keep watch for such broken souls and speak the Light into their paths because the enemy isn’t asleep. He will viciously attempt to block any and all, even every effort of ours to shine before men.
Consider carefully 2 Corinthians 4:4. “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of CHRIST, WHO is the image of GOD.”
When GOD commands HIS light to shine within a heart, HE brings those willing to testify of HIS NAME across the path of that soul. We must be ready, in and out of season, when it’s convenient, inconvenient and even very hard, to preach the GOOD NEWS!
Proverbs 18:21 “Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Amen? The Light and Life which we are to speak into others there are clearly two groups. Those loving to speak life and those loving to speak Death…in countless different ways and at differing levels. Both obvious and subtle!
The harvest around us needs HIS presence in us to be visible and our vessels to be broken so that HIS flowing through us is poured out in every direction! Not in just a self directed way, yes?
Psalm 141:3 “Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.”
What a verse for all! Our old nature with its fleshly responses and narcissistically, self absorbed language is all too eager to join with the devil’s intent to kill, steal and destroy.
We must think of a green vine with a beautiful flower attached and always be speaking CHRIST so that growth happens and Life continues to expand!
Proverbs 15:23 “A man (a soul) has joy in an apt (perfect, fitting) answer, and how delightful is a timely word!”
We ignite Creation surrounding us by responding as CHRIST. By not withholding the nourishment to be gained from HIS WORD…as we share ONLY HIS WORD, Life and Light!
Matthew 5:15 “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house!”
So! Be on fire for the LORD, sparking others to see HIM, while filling your vocabulary and theirs…with HIS!
Amen and amen!