Praying for God’s Light to Shine

Dead looking tree

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.         2 Corinthians 4:4
April is a stunningly beautiful time of year in Portland. The flowering trees have made glorious displays of color throughout the city and are now bursting with new leaf growth. Daffodils and tulips brighten the landscape wherever you go and the sun has been making more appearances then the rain clouds, which is always a good sign in Portland.
However, my husband and I have not been in Portland this past week, we have been in Anchorage Alaska. They had a new cold snap while we were there and it snowed all week. The roads were white and the trees and bushes were still bare of any signs of spring, as if nature was locked forever in the dormancy of winter. 
Sometimes people can seem the same way. Forever locked in unbelief. We share the joy of the Good News with them, we pray for them, we invite them to church, but all to no avail. Nothing changes, or so it seems. But maybe, like those stark Alaskan trees, they are closer to change and new growth than we can see.
Be encouraged; don’t stop reaching out to friends, loved ones and even strangers with the light of the gospel. They may be on the verge of a new spring in their souls, just waiting for you to bring the Son’s light and love into their lives. 
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for people that do not know you, that you O Lord would soften their hearts and enable them to come to you for salvation and hope. Encourage us to continue to reach out to the loss, no matter how their life may look to us. Thank you Lord. Amen.

Published by Linda Colby

Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

One thought on “Praying for God’s Light to Shine

  1. Oh Linda, what a timely message as I reach out to an injured co worker. I pray God’s light will shine through me to him. You are so right, we may not see the softening of the hearts of those we are trying to reach, but God sees ,and the Holy Spirit does the work. Glad you are back. Blessings, Susan


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