A brief thought from D.L. Moody

In my devotions this morning, I came across a few thoughts by D.L. Moody that I gladly share with you. He reminds us that as believers…  “God has placed us in the world to shine. We are not here to buy or sell or to get gain; We are not here to accumulate wealth, nor to acquire worldly positions. If we are Christians, this world is not our home. Our home is up yonder in heaven. God has placed us in this world to shine for Him – to light up the darkness around us. Remember, even a very small light will do a good deal when it is in a very dark place.”

After reading these words, my thoughts turned to the words of Jesus ~“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.” (Matt. 5:14-16, ESV) 

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