Shining Before Men

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16 NKJV

I could get a little too caught up in shining before men so they see my good works.

Thank You, Lord, for the good works you give in which You are glorified, not me.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Any light in me
is from You

so oh indeed
let it truly shine

in such a way that
You’re seen, not me

and Your Name
is glorified.

God bless you as your good works glorify Him today!

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Whitening Power

“His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.” Mark 9:3

I didn’t see Jesus transfigured, but I’m picturing fresh fallen snow with the sun shining on it. So beautiful, it hurts to look at it.

Jesus, as we continue to look to You, may the shiny stuff of earth become dull. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Seeing Him

The more I look at Jesus
the less I’m able to see
anything else shiny
that can captivate me
that can draw me in
and hold my eyes
that can break my heart and heal it
with a single Holy sigh.


“Now it was so . . .that Moses did not know that the skin of His face shone while he talked with Him.”  Exodus 34:29

Jackson Wilcox wrote in his Editor’s Diary section of Silver Wings, that we all have a candle in us.  Only some of us just aren’t lit.

Lord Jesus, please help me keep my candle lit and use it to light others.  And here’s a simple poem . . .


May my face shine
from the time
I spend with You,
may my life glow
with the radiance
of Your love,
and may I be
a ready candle
burning to touch
an unlit wick for You.

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