The Larger Candle


MATTHEW 5:15_and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Jesus’ teaching on light is a high point of God’s plan. Your light is not lit just to dispel your own darkness, but possesses the power to give light to all that are in the house! God determines how far reaching the house (where you will serve God) is. Your light is set on the candlestick to achieve a God-designed purpose.

Life is like candles. A small candle works well in a small room. When you move to a larger room you need to place a larger candle on a larger candlestick. With your small candle in hand you enter the larger room, the flame of the small candle lights the wick of the larger candle. This procession continues throughout life.

The more your light is used to give love to the loveless, hope to the hopeless, and burn the cords of bondage, the larger a candle you will need. Just as you grow physically from an infant to an adult, so you grow spiritually.

It can never be overemphasized that the time tables of life belong to God. He determines when to light the larger candle.


Heavenly Father, Thank you for giving me the house You want me to light. Help me find it and light it for Your glory. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.                                              

Christ sees my flame—He will light a larger candle!

4 Replies to “The Larger Candle”

  1. Hi Teresa- I just want you to know how much your writing is blessing my life. This morning I woke up and immediately went into deep prayer for Jacob. I know in my heart that God is working on both my heart, in the spirit , and in Jacob’s heart in the flesh and spirit- feel God is preparing us for a larger candle to shed His light. Love that this was your writing today. Thank you for all that you do, and all those that you bless daily. Much love to you. ❤️ Amy

    Sent from my iPhone



    1. Amy! It is so incredible that you contacted me today! I dreamed about you last night! And it was absolutely Holy! There were a group of people at my house and you were one. You and I got together and had an amazing prayer time – tears all over the place – crying out loud to God (mostly over Jacob). The Holy Spirit filled us to the brim!!! So I definitely agree God is preparing a larger candle! Thank you for your beautiful comment and how you shine light in so many hurting lives. God bless you!!!


  2. Teresa, you devotions are very well done and thought provoking. They are a wonderful addition to my daily meditations, and I thank you for including me.


    1. Thank you, Linda! The Holy Spirit included you as He brought you to my heart. And I’m grateful to you for being included! You could have resisted the Spirit and said no. God bless us everyone as we continue this year journey feeding on Jesus’ amazing teachings 💕


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