Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matt. 5:16 R.S.V.

Photo courtesy of www.supercoolpets.com“They glow in the dark!” the girls exclaimed to me. Running to a lamp, they held their new toys under the light bulb. After a minute, Mary Ann ran into the dark closet and shut the door. “This is really neat!” she called back to me.

Joan, the youngest, was impatient. She held the plastic toy under the light bulb for only a few seconds and was disappointed when the glow did not last long.

Sometimes I’m impatient too. I go before the Lord to spend quiet time with Him and do not stay long enough to soak in His goodness. My time with Him is short on busy days. The more time I spend in His presence, though, the greater will be my reflection of Him. And as I meditate on His word, I am transformed into the person He plans for me to be.

There’s no better way to give than to share the love and peace of Christ. We’re commanded to let our light shine before men so that others will see the glory of God through us. Open up your heart, let God’s glory shine. Allow Jesus to be your light so others will see what a joy there is in Him.

Learn to become more like Jesus as you spend time in His presence. Be a light to others.

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Arelene LilaArlene Lila lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona. A widow and the mother of four children and four grandchildren, she enjoys writing devotionals and articles to encourage Christians in their walk with the Lord. Arlene is an member of Fountain Hills Christian Center (Assembly of God).

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