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Stop Flickering and Let Your Light Shine


    Except waking up to someone turning the lights on before we are fully awake, for some reason, we tend to be attracted to bright lights; the glow that permeates throughout every bulb is a delight to the eyes. There is something majestic about viewing a city at night from above a hill or elevated hotel balcony. Each year, a festive spirit comes upon the millions of people who drive through neighborhoods to view decorated and well-lit homes during the Christmas holiday. These lights can capture the imagination while assisting you in leaving whatever burdens you were carrying on ice as you dream and enjoy the moment.

   These bright lights are an indication that something is happening, and we want to be a part of it. As a believer in God, I know that everything that happens under a well-lit light will not benefit my soul; many are detrimental. However, every day as a Christian is never dull; it can be as majestic and festive as the lights we love to see because of the inner light we have within. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12). Jesus has given His children light, enlightenment, radiance, shine, and the ability to provide light to others.

   Too often, you may think people come to you only to burden you, but you have light within you in all actuality, and they desire it. Take time to make yourself available to provide it. Light has no time to be bashful; the light was made to shine. You were created and saved to shine. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16). Stop Flickering and Let Your Light Shine.


© Courtney Henderson  Publ. 4/23/2022  

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