Open Heaven Daily Devotional 28 April 2023
TOPIC: Let Your Light Shine
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
READ: Acts 13:42-52
Open Heaven Daily Devotional 28 April 2023 MESSAGE
In John 9:5, Jesus Christ said, “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world”. He also said in Matthew 5:14, “Ye are the light of the world.A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid” . If you are a child of God, it means you are qualified to be called light. Jesus went further to say, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”(Matthew 5:16). Everything God does, He does excellently.
It means His shining is extraordinary. He wants you also to shine extraordinarily. God wants you to shine like Joseph did. In Genesis 41:1-44, when Joseph gave the interpretations of Pharaoh’s dreams, the latter said, “We cannot find another man like this in whom the Spirit of God dwells”. The Lord wants us to shine like Moses. In Numbers 12:3, the Bible said, “There’s no man as meek as Moses”. He shone in his meekness.
He wants us to shine like Deborah; In Judges 4:1-14, when it was time to go to war, even the captain said, ‘I won’t go unless Deborah comes along’ and she went with him. He wants us to shine like Daniel. In Daniel 6:1-3, the Bible tells us that even though there were three people chosen to supervise other officers of the kingdom, Daniel excelled amongst them. An excellent spirit was found in him; he shone. Now as Christians, we will shine by sharing the gospel and turning men to righteousness through the power of the Holy Spirit.
In Acts 6:1-8, some people were chosen to be the original deacons, but if I ask you today, “Who is Prochorus? Who is Nicanor? Who is Timon?” you will most likely say, “I don’t know”. They were among the seven deacons; they were chosen but didn’t shine. God called you to shine. May you shine so brightly that the name of the Almighty God will be praised continually in your life.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 1-2
HYMN 20 Stand Up! Stand Up For Jesus
PRAYER POINT: Father, please let me shine brightly for You.