But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Today my mind goes back to when I was a child. As children, we were required to memorize Bible verses. One that I learned early in life was Matthew 5:16.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. KJV
Along with that during summer Vocational Bible School we would clap our hands and sing.
"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine,
Everywhere I go, I'm gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.
I am sure many of you know that song. This morning when I awakened the Matthew 5:16. came to my mind. It stayed with my thoughts as the morning progressed. As I started to read from my daily devotional what I read coincided with my first thought of the morning. I believe that is the direction I am to follow in this blog, The Light. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven: In quoting that scripture, I say there is a reason for everything. There is a reason that you and I are here. There is a reason that you are reading this blog. We have come to Ex to get support for quitting smoking but if you look around there are other avenues to venture. There is Gardening Lovers, Exercising and Health Cooking Quitters Prayer Circle, Best of EX Laughter is the Best Medicine. The list goes on and on. Right now I am in Christian Quitters In my mind, I call it "My Little Corner". This group has been really good for me. It has enhanced my Bible studies to share "The Light" from this tiny itsy bitsy little corner and that is perfectly fine with me. For it is all for His glory and I say that with a smile on my face and in my heart. To God Be the Glory!
Romans 11:36 For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen. KJV
Today the daily journal emphasizes that we bring glory through worship, being Christ-like, serving and loving others, and by telling others about Him. The path is not easy but the reward is eternal life.
Matthew 7:14 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. NLT
2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Once again, Jesus spoke to the people and said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life."
Question for today.
Is your light shining or is it hidden?