18/21 Days of Prayer

Matthew 5:14-16 (TPT)

Your lives light up the world. For how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop? And who would light a lamp and then hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light. So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that your commendable works will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.

Notice the scripture simply says, “Let your light shine.” Light doesn’t have to try to shine, it just does! In the same way, we should never make impacting our world complicated. Every time you encourage someone you are letting your light shine. When you tell someone how Jesus has changed your life you are letting your light shine. When you comfort someone that is hurting you are letting your light shine. When you invite someone to church you are letting your light shine. Because we know that heaven and hell are real, we will do anything short of sin to reach people for Jesus.


God, show me new ways to let my light shine to the people around me. Show me people that I can love, encourage, invite to church, and share my faith with. Thank you for making me a light in a dark world. Thank you for showing me how I can shine brightly. In Jesus name, Amen.

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