Matthew 5:16, NIV

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

We are all called to be influencers for Christ. You have the ability to influence the life of others. We see this in the life of Paul in Silas. They are traveling about when a demon-possessed slave girl that made a lot of money for her owners by telling fortunes begins to follow them around, being an annoyance. Paul, fed up with her, cast the devil out of her. Her owners were furious because they saw their fortunetelling business going down took and Paul and Silas to jail. They were severely beaten and placed in prison.

Acts 16:25-30, NIV

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

Like Paul and Silas, we must let our light shine at all times, even when we are in hard times. Our act of worship is a witness to all around us. When our light shines, it has the power to change lives for generations. The Jesus Bible Journal, NIV:…


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