Vessel of Light by Lisa Burkhardt Worley

It feels good to be back in the saddle again after being out to pasture for a while.

I’m in San Antonio, Texas preparing to share my personal testimony tonight at an event, one of the first times I’ve spoken publicly since the pandemic began in March 2020. There are a few concerns. Will I remember everything? Will people respond? Will God’s presence be felt?

However, this morning, the Holy Spirit reminded me through a simple visual that His light cannot be contained.

As I saw the sunshine peeking through the blackout curtain in my hotel room, I realized that we cannot put a lid on God’s radiant light. It will shine through one way or another, and often we are the vessels God uses—if we are willing.

Matthew 5:14–16 says, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Tonight, I am placing myself in a position to be a vessel of light and I am confident God will illuminate the room through me. One of the most effective prayers we can pray each morning is, “O LORD, will you give me an opportunity to shine for you?” When I pray to be a light, God almost always gives me an opportunity to glow for Him.

What about you? Are you willing to be a vessel of light today? The warmth of God’s radiant light, in and through you, could make an eternal difference in someone else’s life.

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