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Luke 8:16-21, I'm Gonna Let it Shine

Key Verse

‘No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand, so that those who enter may see the light.
— Luke 8:16

RCL Daily Devotion for Thursday, January 3, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by Daniel D. Maurer from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

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One of the most impressionable memories I have from my childhood is singing music. I’ve stated before that singing is an activity that many people don’t often do. There are few places where it’s socially acceptable to belt out your favorite tune. (Perhaps in the car, though, listening to your favorite band!)

The song “This Little Light of Mine” was one we often sang at church camp and in Sunday School. At first glace, it would seem that the song is an exercise in self-aggrandizement. However, it’s not—instead, the song praises the ability that each of us has to use our own gifts to glorify God.

Dear God, do I use my gifts to glorify you? Do I let my light shine?

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