BETWEEN THE LINES a frontline devotional

Shine as Bright as You Can!

Day 04

“You are the light of the world. A town built 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 others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” 

– Matthew 5:14-16

I think by now we know how dark this world is and that we are called to be the light in it. What exactly does this mean though? Think of it with this analogy; you have millions of people aimlessly walking around in a dark maze searching for a prize, but they are all acting as if everything is fine because there are so many of them. However, no one seems to know where to go, so on the inside they are filled with hopelessness and deep despair. They can only hope that one day someone will give them a light source so that they can escape the darkness and find the prize at the end of the maze. That prize, which you have had on the inside of you this whole time, is Jesus. When they find the prize, Jesus, they can now go back into the darkness of the maze and help others.

Now think of this from a spiritual perspective. We must go into this dark maze every day when we go to school or to any event outside of our home. We need to ensure that our flashlight batteries are charged up enough each day so that we can get back on track and have a safe passage back to the prize, which is Jesus! How do we do this? By renewing our minds and spirit each day! Shine bright, young people! Everyone around you may act cool, like they don’t need God, but inside they are desperate and their spirit man is crying out for a Savior! What is the status of your batteries today?

Confession for today: “Lord, help me to shine as bright as I can for You. Give me the boldness to witness for You daily!”

God is good… all the time… all the time…

Joey