Dim Lights

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:16, NIV.

I enjoy dim light settings in my home, and will sit and drink my tea and listen to my favorite soft music…until…my husband, whom I love, will come into a room like that and turn on the bright lights. I call them “investigation lights”. It makes me feel like I’m about to be asked, “Where were you at 9pm yesterday evening!” It’s too much light for me and so I’ll tell him, “Oh, that’s too bright!”

Likewise, we can sit and enjoy the dim light setting in our lives, to where we’re not all the way in the darkness of this world, doing all of things “sinners” do, but we’re not all bold and bright for Jesus either. We’re not on fire about anything. We’re like dim lights in a dark world that desperately need Jesus. God wants us to be hot and on fireโ€”doing good and being good. He wants us full of His love and His grace. Full of His Spirit and His wisdom. God wants us to be a city on a hill, a light that stands out and is noticed. He wants us to have the effect that my husband had on me, and cause others to no longer be comfortable in their sin, but made free by the truth of His Word.

Coming close to God is not just coming close to Him in prayer. It’s also coming close to His Word. It’s drawing near by opening our Bibles and learning what He has to say about everything. His truth is the light that we need to help us and others be free!

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for speaking to my heart. Turn the light on in my life as I open my Bible today. Let me shine bright for you. Set me free by your truth and equip me to help set others free. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Penned by Kesha Trippett

20 thoughts on “Dim Lights”

    1. Lord Almighty help me so my light may keep shinning brighter and brighter;in the MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.

  1. Let us not grow weary in doing good. Temptation is tempting only to the flesh. Lord help us to walk in the Spirit which bring the light of life.

  2. God keep help me to shine and stand that the people can see you in me God I Thank you for what you are doing and my life So let this light get brighter and the Name of Jesus Amen

  3. In your light (word), we shall see light (have a deeper understanding of you). In spite of life’s hustle, dear Lord please cause me to constantly stay at your feet n feed on your word .

  4. Lord, my desire is to grow more in you and bare fruit; less of me & more of you God, please help me to feed on your word more that your light will become brighter in me and shine for others to see your good works. Amen

  5. Amen! So often we get weak, weary in our spirit that we forget where our strength and help comes from. He study, pray and fellowship forgetting that those small deeds are sometimes missed and we think God doesn’t hear our cry. He said to let His light shine through us so that others will see Him. Let His light shine, say good morning, it won’t hurt no one. SHOW someone love not just say it. Remember that being a blessing is a blessing! God bless!

  6. Holy Father the happiest times in my life are when I’ve been blessed with doing your work by giving of myself to your will I ask for more of these moments l love you I don’t want to hide my lite I desire you and I need these times to build my faith in Jesus name amen

  7. Father forgive my dim light iet my love for you shine brightly let my heart always hunger for your words and fellowship in Jesus name

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