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Let Your Light Shine

Weekly Devotionals

Let Your Light Shine

Matthew 5:14-16  14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. 

Many who I have talked to over the years have expressed one general reason why they do not like to share their testimony – they feel theirs is not “good” enough.

I strongly believe that this should never be a reason for anyone to not share their testimony and such a reason reveals the misunderstanding one may have as to what a testimony is.

Testimony is about letting the light that resides inside you shine, and revealing that the source of the light is God.

Testimony is not about self-glorification but glorifying the one true God. Testimony is not about telling a story that highlights the degree of change in your life, as to display the effort you have put in to achieve that transformation, but it is about telling a story of how intimate and intricate God can be in our lives.

Perhaps we are too used to listening to only polarizing testimonies; for example, a man who used to be a gangster but now is a pastor or a successful businessman who dropped everything and became a missionary.

I believe there are not enough testimonies of a faithful Christ-follower who relies on the Lord for daily provision. This is not “normal” or “common” by any means. Choosing to follow God every day is such a powerful display of obedience and reveals how amazing God is, for it is only God who can change and strengthen people’s hearts through the Holy Spirit.

And since God is a personal God, this means that everyone has a story to tell about what God has done in their lives.

Personally, when one shares about what God has done in their lives, it encourages me. It reminds me that God is real and active in our lives; many times, we’re just too busy or blind to see his fingerprints in our lives.

How does it make you feel hearing and seeing that God has personally worked in other people’s lives?

For me, knowing that God, the creator and author of all things, took time to do what he did in someone’s life really humbles me.

This week’s passage encourages us to shine our light. So I want to invite you to write down your testimony this week and once that’s completed, take time to reach out to someone and share it with them.

By doing this, I am sure you will be blessed in the process of writing down your testimony as you will be reminded of how good and steadfast God has been in your life. Also you’ll have an opportunity to become a blessing to others who may have needed the reminder and encouragement that God is a personal God who loved us so much that he sent his one and only son Jesus Christ to die for them.