RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
FRIDAY, 6TH JANUARY.
THEME: SHINE BRIGHTLY.
SCRIPTURE: But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy
nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him
who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light (1 Peter
The Bible says He has called us into His marvelous,
overwhelming light. This means we dwell in light; we’re children of
light. Jesus also stated this in Matthew 5:14: “Ye are the light of the
world…” What a blessing! What an honour! What a commission! What a
calling. We’re the light of the world!
To get the full import of
this truth, you have to first understand what light is. Light is that
which makes manifest. Light describes. Ephesians 5:13 says, “But all
things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever
doth make manifest is light.” In other words, light shows you what’s
present. It leads you in the way and gives direction. Light brings
fulfilment and joy.
When you show up, darkness disappears.
Darkness represents sin, death, evil and all the negative things that
are associated with Satan. Jesus said: “…I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the
light of life” (John 8:12). Like Jesus, you’re the light of the world,
and have the light of life. You’ve been brought out of darkness into the
supernatural life of glory. Arise and shine. Refuse to allow the works
of darkness manifest themselves in your life, for there’s no darkness in
Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before
men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is
in heaven.” Don’t just shine; shine brightly. Let the intensity of your
light dazzle and discomfit Satan, his demons and the negative works of
darkness. Let it inspire men to praise and glorify your heavenly Father,
as they see and experience your good works—your works of righteousness.
Lord, thank you for the glorious heritage I have in you. You’ve made me
a burning and a shining light, and I shine ever so brightly in a dark
world, radiating your glory to all men, and manifesting works of
righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Isaiah 60:1-2 Matthew 5:16
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 5:21-48 Genesis 15-17
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 3:10-17 Genesis 6