“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” We all have the light of God within us, but it cannot shine bright if we do not change our priorities. We need to be focused on what is truly most important. With everything we do in our daily routines, it is getting harder and harder for us to remember what that is. Our society is built on economic success, so we work and stress our whole lives to succeed. And what have we achieved? A bigger house? A shiny new car? This certainly was not the shine that Jesus was telling His disciples to show to the world. We have lost sight of what is most important in our lives. God!
Today is the day we all need to step out of the routine that is dimming the light within us. Instead of beginning every day with what you think you need to do, start the day by asking “what does God need me to do?” Wake up tomorrow, and every morning, and first pray to God, asking Him how you can help someone else that day. Ask the Lord how you can help Him. And ask Him to help you throughout your day.
Our world has become very dark, but each one of us has the power to brighten it. We see the world around us in pain and we don’t do enough to help. We can do more. We need to do more. Volunteer more, donate more, and help more. Give more of yourself in any way that you can. When we do God’s work, and we put God above everything else in our lives, the light inside us will shine so bright that we can light up the world!