Let your light shine, Jesus said.
Maybe you’ve been heavy-hearted. If so, you aren’t alone. The world feels so torn. We are seeing the worst in humanity in 3-D, splashed across the news, maybe on your friend’s news feed. We don’t know the right words to say, so we stuff all those feelings and words down, as if they aren’t still there, piling up one on top of the other.
God flipped a switch for me last night. Through a good friend, he reminded me of Jesus’ simple instructions.
Let your light shine, he said.
Where does light have the most impact?
In the darkness.
Where does light help lead the way?
In the darkness.
When does light push darkness into corners, where it belongs?
Only when it’s the most dark.
There have always been dark seasons throughout history. Seasons where it seemed impossible to shine at all the night was so bleak, and yet in each believers turned to the ultimate Light and found what they needed to shine right where they were. This was world changing.
My prayers changed last night from “fix this, God,” to “let me be a light, Father.”
Because maybe the “fix” is months away, or the “fix” isn’t what would heal the deeper source of hurt and pain that started the darkness in the first place.
What about you, friend? Will you join me in that prayer today? I’ll start the prayer. Say these words with me, as if we were sitting at my kitchen table, our cups steaming between us, hands tangled together. Then you finish the prayer in your own words and let the Lord settle your heart and show you the next step as that light inside of you flickers and comes to life and you begin to shine for him.
Lord, I have been so focused on the darkness I have forgot your invitation to shine. I know I can’t shine in my own power, so I come to you, the Source of that light. Fill those places in me that have felt barren and dry. Pour out your anointing power over my heart, my words, my thoughts. Show me one way to shine today, and again tomorrow, and all the days after. Let that begin in my home, my relationships, and even with with those I disagree with. Thank you for the invitation to shine. I say yes. . .
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I had sent out a plea days ago to a friend who serves in Government & ministry, who will be re-elected today. Another who gives out millions for community projects , and made a public plea that put important information that affects our government parkway lands adversely … and in the Middle of the night God woke me up to pray over Larry, he reminded me Larry had disposable income to help. I havent seen him in 4 years, he is a blind investment banker, God reminded me He will be easy to find, He owns the new Construction that sits on top of the land where I lived the year I had an abortion. God wasSpecific. So I got up & turned on my tablet just in time to hear the cash register Ring in my online store while reading your prompt to pray Suzie♡ I’m praying
Lord thank you for Answering in a mighty way, revealing your presence.
For All the heart refrences over the day, even with those I do not agree. Thank you for the quick responce from DeAnna even though today is her Election Day. Lord Show me how to be a light in this dawn. The power to exstend lovingkindness in a manner that the only voice that can be heard is yours Lord. Thank you for the reminder from Suzie to let your light Shine
In Jesus Name…Amen
Thank you for the invitation to shine, I say YES!
AMEN! May I shine in the name of the most high🙏
Lord, thank you for the constancy of who you are and the faithfulness of your love. In a world where darkness reigns and feels like it is overcoming, continue to remind us of who you are and whose we are. Use your body to reflect the Son and shine light into the darkness. Let us be known for our supernatural unity and love that only You can bring. Move, Holy Spirit, wash over our land and bring revival. Stand firm beloved, hold fast to truth and shine brightly.
Lord of Heaven’s Armies, I say yes to surrendering to Your calling. Shine through me and make the darkness flee. I, too, have been focused on the darkness and asking You to fix America. Father of Lights, shine through those who are called by Your name. May Your light draw others to learn of You and accept You as their God. Our loving Savior, bring many to the knowledge of You and eternal life. Holy Spirit, convict our land and bring revival. Heal Lord. Shine Your light and cause the darkness to flee.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts,
he is the King of glory! Selah Psalm 24:10
Lord, thank you for the reminder that light shines in the darkness. Please transform my heart from the frustration and anger I’ve felt the last several months. Please show me how I can illuminate a positive reflection of Jesus. It feels like the only way I can pray to truly express how I feel is with deep groanings that goes beyond words. Thank You that the Holy Spirit is already interceding on behalf of each of us individually and for our world. Thank You for your daily unconditional love and grace. Please give me the ability to extend that same love and grace to others. I desire to be a light. I say Yes Lord…