“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16
“And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” Luke 12:11-12
The silk in this image is Bold Passion. The colors in it are coral representing going deep with God, golden yellow representing pursuit with intention, and magenta representingpassion.
The Lord watches you and is with you, do not hesitate to pour out the fullness of who He has created you to be. Shine unafraid. Shine without care for what others might think. Does an apple tree have a care for whether its fruit might be offensive or cause another to be jealous because they aren’t able to bear apples? No! It brings forth its fruit unashamed and unafraid allowing others’ lives to be sweetened and nourished by its fruit. In the same way, bear your fruit – allowing your light to shine unhidden, unhindered, unafraid. Repent for moments where you have missed opportunities to do so and thank God for HIS mercy and forgiveness.
May we be free of what has held us back, all fear removed, and let there be no place in us that gives place to the enemy. And may we have opportunities again and again to shine and bear fruit, and when these opportunities come, may we with boldness let our light shine … in His grace, wisdom and love.