Empowered to Shine Forth

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*Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV)*
_You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven._

In Christ, God has empowered you and positioned you to shine forth in every area of your life. You are a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden. Nothing can stop your light from illuminating. If you do not shine in any area of your life, it is not because you do not have the ability to or because something or someone is preventing you from shining. It is because you have opted not to shine. If you choose to shine, nothing and no one can stop you because it is God’s desire for you. That is why He has made you a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden.

You can do all things through Christ that strengthens you, Phil.4:13. Yes, you can shine in that situation. You can bring hope and solution to that darkness or difficulty. Don’t hide your light. Take your stand. Take your rightful position as light and you will shine and bless the lives of those around you.

You can shine by showing love, by preaching the gospel, by solving problems, by being excellent, by being diligent, by giving hope, by speaking encouraging and soul lifting words to others, by putting smiles on the faces of others, by manifesting the gifts and fruit of the Spirit, healing the sick and touching the lives of others positively. You can also shine by overcoming challenges and being victorious and triumphant in whatever you face. Your light is so powerful that it shines brightest in the darkest and most negative situations.

*PRAYER FOCUS:*
_Thank God that He has empowered you and positioned you in Christ to shine in every area of your life. Declare in faith that nothing and no one can stop you from shining and that you are shining victoriously today in every area of your life._

*BIBLE IN ONE YEAR READING PLAN:*
*JONAH 1-4*

_Empowered to Occupy Till He Comes…_

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