Marie’s daily verse: Psalm 119:34 (NLT)Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart.

DAILY DEVOTION, March 23, 2021

For You will light my lamp; The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness (Psalm 18:28).

Of what use is a candle? We use them for decorations, but there was a time when their purpose was to lighten a room. A candle alone is of no value. It becomes useful when it is lit. A candle without a flame is dark and useless—a small candle, when lit, can bring light to an entire room.

We are like a candle. Alone we are spiritually useless. We become useful when the flame of Christ lights us. Our text alludes to that. We need God to breathe His flame upon us. In contrast, we read, “the light of the wicked shall be put out” (Job 18:5). It depends on whom we allow to “fire us up.”

Our lives become beautiful when they bear the Master’s flame and shine for His glory.

Heavenly Father, thank you that through faith in Your Son, You light my candle. I pray that the love of Christ may shine forth from my life to touch the lives of others, drawing them close to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

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