Today’s Key Scripture

“He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.”

— John 16:14

You may feel like an insignificant candle in a giant world. But the darker the world, the brighter your light will be, piercing the night with the truth of God’s Spirit. Scripture says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it” (John 1:5).

The people around us in darkness will not understand us, but their darkness can never quench our light. The light has power, and we have the light that burns brighter and brighter the more time we spend in God’s presence.

Someone may come to you and say, “You have something I don’t have. And whatever it is, I want it!” Rejoice! You have Someone, not something!

You will find that people will follow you and ask, “Show me the way out of the darkness I’m in.” You can lead them with authority by saying, “His name is Jesus.”

Take heart and be very courageous. Remember, you are not carrying a candle. You are the candle. The Lord Jesus is living in you, and through the Holy Spirit, a supernational brightness shines out of you.

The Holy Spirit is the power that keeps our flame ablaze. Spend time with Him daily, allowing the blaze to burn even more brightly.


A Prayer for Today

Holy Lord, Father Almighty, I lift up my heartfelt thanks for giving me another day to praise and worship You. To know You is life everlasting. May this be a day of fulfilled promises and bigger dreams. Help me bring You, the wonderful Light of the World, to an often-dark world, and grant me the courage to live according to Your light. Keep Your flame ablaze inside me. May Your brightness shine out from me. I am grateful to be Your candle today. And I pray all this through the name above all names, Jesus, amen.


*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.