It’s Dark Out There! ~ October 5

It’s Dark Out There!

Let your light shine!

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

We should not hide our love of God and the good works that result from it, but we should hope others see what God is doing through us. When we focus on God and love Him, He will use us in sometimes powerful ways to move His plan forward. One of those ways is to draw others to Him, and our actions are sometimes the method He uses to do so.

Something I’ve noticed is, as we grow closer to God and began to understand Him more, we are happier and smile more. When we are happy and smiling, it spreads to those we encounter, and we will often receive a genuine, happy smile in return. That’s how it works! Our genuine how-ya-doin’-friend smile reflects the peace and joy we feel, causing others to react in a positive way.

A key word in Jesus’ instructions above is “let”. He says to let our light shine, not make it shine, and I believe all we have to do to let our light shine is realize how much God loves us. Because, I don’t know about you, but when I think about how much God loves me, it makes me smile!

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