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Daily Devotion - Episode 65 - Let Your Light Shine Before Others

By Devotable

“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 NIVI don’t like being the center of attention.I feel REALLY uncomfortable in the spotlight.I prefer to be in the background.Yet, I am called to shine.I guess this is why I enjoy writing so much. To write, I don’t have to stand on a stage. I don’t have to address the crowd. I can speak to others with my words instead of my voice. My written words are often clearer than my actual voice. I feel confident sharing my words, but actually standing up and talking to people…not so much.God gave me the gift of writing to share who He is through my words. I felt that I could remain hidden behind my words, still remaining in the background, letting Christ take the stage. For me, it was the PERFECT plan.But that was not His plan.God wanted me on the stage with Him.He calls me and says "let your light shine before others".The light that we have inside us is to show others the glory of God. We may be the only example of God for someone in our lives. How will they ever get to know Him, if we are afraid to shine our light?God then led me to look up the word shine. Merriam Webster’s defines shine as:To emit light.When I read that definition, I view the word shine as projecting light.We project the light, life, and love of Jesus for the world to see.We project God’s glory.We shine.So if you ever feel embarrassed about shining, remember who you are.You are the light of the world.Just like our Jesus.And He calls you to shine.Read the full devotion at

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