Monday, April 14, 2014

A to Z Blogging -- L is for Light


Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works,
and give glory to your Father Who is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16

What does it mean to let your light shine before men (and women and children too)? It means to let others see who you are in Christ.

When you let your light shine, His love for you and for others will show in your attitude, in your words, in your actions. When He is an integral part of your life, every day, your light will naturally shine.

Your light will shine when you let someone go ahead of you in the line at the grocery store, when you give a smile to the mom whose kids are acting up in public, when you invite a friend to church, when you offer encouragement to someone who is going through a down time, when you visit someone who cannot leave home. Then, when you have the chance, give the glory to the Lord. Share that you are able to shine because you know the Lord and His forgiveness, love and peace.

Every day I ask the Lord to guide me to show His love, no matter what I am doing—working at the surgery center, or the college, or just going about my every day errands. I want everything I do to reflect His love. I desire for others to know His love, His peace, the joy of knowing Him. Ask the Lord to be with you, to shine through you.

How are you going to let your light shine today?

(I’m also blogging the A to Z Challenge at Home is Where the Mom Is.
Click over and read “Life Skills to Teach Your Kids”.)