MATTHEW 5:16_that they may see your good works and…
Never feel your candle is too small. Just because you do not have some kind of world-wide ministry, does not lessen your ability to shine.
First off, you are not God (whew!). You do not know the beginning and the end. You do not know the fullness of God’s plan. He always works on your behalf. God’s love for you has no boundaries. He is using your light in ways you have no knowledge of, or ability to see. He is working when you are sleeping.
As long as you are not ashamed or afraid to shine, you are doing a good work. That work is seen by people you know, and by some you may never know.
You may feel you have shed light for only a few, but upon who have those few shined – with the light they received from your candle? Are you getting the picture? You do not always have to hold on to your light. The light your candle gives off leaves you and settles on another.
Good works are living out Jesus’ teachings through the Holy Spirit’s power by loving people. In Mark 10:18, Jesus says, “… there is none good but one, that is, God.“
I am not a good person, but my transformation allows me to do good by shining the love of God and serving others.
Precious Jesus, Help me trust You to shine through me. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ’s light is seen in love—His love can shine in me!