Are You Shining?

There is a country song by Florida Georgia Line titled, “Get Your Shine On.” This past week I’ve been writing the verses on “Shine” that can be found on Scripture Writing Schedule 1.12. Even though the weather has been damp and gloomy, we as Christians should still “get our shine on!” The daily memory verse was Matthew 5:16 where in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, ” Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” The purpose of “shining” is to glorify God.

What is the source of this light? I John 2:8 says, “Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which this is true in you because the darkness is past, and the true Light now shineth.” John 1:5 says, “And the Light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.” Jesus is that Light, and we gain the ability to shine through Him. “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.” (II Corinthians 4:6) Yes, with the knowledge of Jesus in our hearts, “we may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” (Philippians 2:15) The Psalmist prayed, “Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant and teach me Thy statutes.” (Psalm 119:135)

We know that in heaven, there will be no need for a sun or moon for we will have “the Son.” “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” (Revelation 21:23) Do others see “the Light” shining in you? Friends, it’s time to “get your shine on!” God Bless, Courtney

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